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st: RE: Converting numbers in format (52,500) into numerical format


From   "Chatterjee, Sirsha A" <schatter@purdue.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Converting numbers in format (52,500) into numerical format
Date   Tue, 11 Sep 2007 18:21:05 -0400

Have you tried destring or decode?

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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Rodriguez,
Dan
Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:14 PM
To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
Subject: st: Converting numbers in format (52,500) into numerical format

Have comma-delimited file that I need to process daily in automated
fashion. How can I convert numbers in parenthetical format into real
numbers? 

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