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st: generating new vars from old by cutting off a portion off the old


From   mfeurey@weber.ucsd.edu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: generating new vars from old by cutting off a portion off the old
Date   Sun, 13 May 2007 23:06:05 -0700 (PDT)

Hi,

I have a variable that has about 8 characters per observation and I need
to take 2 characters (4th and 5th characters) and generate them as new
variables representing state codes.  So for example, the variable has as
one of its value CITNA134.  The characters I need to extract are NA, which
will be recoded as State code.  How would I go about doing this?

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