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Re: st: finding non-numeric characters before I can destring


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: finding non-numeric characters before I can destring
Date   Thu, 18 Oct 2007 07:03:06 -0400

Use the generate() option rather than replace, and use force. If you generate the new variable mostlynumber,

list number if mostlynumber>=.

will point out the keying errors.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


On Oct 18, 2007, at 2:33 AM, Michael wrote:


What I've done:
	. destring number, replace

Error message:
	number contains non-numeric characters; no replace
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