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Re: st: removing "first letters"


From   clinton.thompson@summitllc.us
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: removing "first letters"
Date   Tue, 25 Apr 2006 13:45:26 -0700 (PDT)

try the -substr- function:

gen newvarname = substr(original_variable, 5, .)

briefly, generate a new variable equal to the contents of the original
variable, minus the first four characters (e.g. the "www.").

type -findit substr- for more information.

hope this helps,
clint

> Hi,
> I have a variable with web addresses and all the entries in this variable
> start with "www.". Is there an easy way of removing the "www." from the
> beginning of all entries?
> Thanks!
>
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