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RE: st: destring
The manual entry at [D] destring makes clearer than
the on-line help that -destring- is essentially
for variables that should be numeric, but have
ended up as string, usually through some
misunderstanding (or MicroSoftunderstanding).
Perhaps the on-line help should be tweaked to
make this clearer, as the point is often
misunderstood by those who don't read the manual.
> see the help page at:
> Destring converts string numbers to numbers; it leaves string
> letters alone.
> You want to use encode if all you variables are the latter.
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