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Re: st: cut variables


From   Seb Buechte <sfbuechte@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: cut variables
Date   Thu, 10 Nov 2005 16:54:28 +0100

Patricia,

in case the two digits are alwas positioned in the very beginning of
the string, you could try this:

gen first_two_digits=substr(name_of_str_variable,1,2)

And you may want to take a look at..:
-help substr-


Kind regards,
sebastian



On 11/10/05, Patricia Vera Rojas <pverarojas@yahoo.es> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have a string variable with different size:
>
> 01 XXX YYY ZZZ
> 02 XXXX YYY ZZZZZZ
> .
> .
> .
> .
> .
> 30 X Z YYYYY
>
> I want to get only the first two digits (01 to 30)
> How can I do it?
>
> Thanks,
> Patricia
>
>
>
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