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Re: st: how to keep first four figures of a variable
This may work:
(I don't know how hypothetical your numbers are, but if your variable
"original" reports dates, check out -help date functions- to extract,
say, the year).
FUKUGAWA, N. wrote:
> Dear Statalisters,
> I would like to make a change in a variable.
> A new variable keeps only first four figures of ten-digit variable.
> original -> new
> 1980000123 -> 1980
> 1996123456 -> 1996
> How do I generate such variable using Stata?
> Thank you in advance.
> FUKUGAWA Nobuya, Ph.D.
> See my works at www.ssrn.com
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