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RE: st: Merging and applying ltrim?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Merging and applying ltrim?
Date   Fri, 8 Sep 2006 17:01:51 +0100

You could try -compress-. 

At some point, it really does pay to skim
through the manuals, in this case [D], 
to see what you are missing. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Marilyn Ibarra
 
> Would it have anything to do with this:  when I describe the 
> variable in my 2003 dataset I get:
> 
> us_id        str6   %12s
> 
> in the 2004 I get:
> 
> us_id        str12  %12s            
> 
> 
> Is this what is causing the problem, if so how do I get them 
> to be both str12? 

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