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Re: st: need help destringing a variable


From   "scott hankins" <scott.hankins@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: need help destringing a variable
Date   Fri, 14 Sep 2007 14:11:23 -0400

I don't know about doing this in one command but, this will give you
the first character of your string variable

grade_number=substr(grade_school,1,1)

Then you can destring to have a numeric variable.

see http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?substr()

hope that helps

scott

On 9/14/07, Daniel Macneil <macneida@gse.harvard.edu> wrote:
> hi,
>
> this should be easy. I just want to convert all the strings in one variable into integers.
>
> e.g., the variable is grade_school (current grade in school)and the variable column has "2nd"
> "5th" etc., and I want to make it "2", "5" by issuing just one command.
>
> thanks
> James
>
>
>
>
>
>
> D. James MacNeil
> Doctoral Candidate
> Harvard Graduate School of Education
> macneida@gse.harvard.edu
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