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Re: st: Can you search within a dataset for a particular character?


From   David Jacobs <jacobs.184@sociology.osu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Can you search within a dataset for a particular character?
Date   Wed, 07 Mar 2007 15:00:22 -0500

Try the command "lookfor". The now undocumented command "ds, has(varl *weight* *wieght") if I recall correctly will find an instance of either. Information about ds can be found by typing help in the command line.

Dave Jacobs

At 02:44 PM 3/7/2007, you wrote:

I have a dataset of names stored as string variables. Is there any way to search the dataset for all data containing a particular character, a hyphen for example? Also, is there any way to search the same dataset for all names containing a space (as in last names with a space between them ex. von cannon)? Thank you!
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