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RE: st: creating a variable equal to the last number of another


From   María Paula Cacault <mpaula@fiel.org.ar>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: creating a variable equal to the last number of another
Date   Fri, 16 Nov 2007 10:49:57 -0300

Thank you very much to Michael, Phillip and Richard!
Both commands worked equally well.

Cheers,

María Paula Cacault
Asistente de Investigación
Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tel: +54 11 4314 1990 (int. 514)


-----Mensaje original-----
De: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]En nombre de Richard
Goldstein
Enviado el: Viernes, 16 de Noviembre de 2007 10:42 a.m.
Para: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Asunto: Re: st: creating a variable equal to the last number of another


The solution below makes a number of assumptions; here is a more general 
one:
. sysuse auto
. gen prend=real(substr(string(price),-1,.))

Rich

Michael Foster wrote:
> good morning,
> 
> here's what I'd do -- the original variable is -occ-
> 
>    gen lastdigit=occ-int(occ/10)*10
> 
> that should work--
> michael
> 
> UNC School of Public Health
> 
> 
> 
> María Paula Cacault wrote:
>> Dear listers:
>> I have a variable (occupational code) that takes values 1 to 10000 but
>> always finishes in 1, 2, 3 or 4 (qualification level). I need to create a
>> new variable with this last numbers (qualification level) so my new 
>> variable
>> takes values 1 2 3 and 4 (the original variable has no puncts or commas
>> separating the figures).
>> Is there a way to do it?
>> Thank you very much
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