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Re: st: Tokenize question


From   Nick Winter <nwinter@virginia.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Tokenize question
Date   Tue, 05 Feb 2008 12:27:25 -0500

I think you want the -split- command:

split name, parse(" - " "." "_")

--Nick Winter

Molly Lipscomb wrote:
Hello,

I'm trying to separate columns in a file which had multiple delimiters--they used , _ . and dashes as delimiters. Insheet's delimit option only seems to allow me to specify one delimiter, so I was trying to separate the columns using string commands, but several of the variables have different lengths, so string commands don't seem to be a feasible option. Tokenize seems to be the command to use here, but I must be misusing the command. My variable, name, has observations that look like:
12860000 - 2316_97_1303601_1302108.71.Yes.3459.
13410000 - 590_05_1200500_1300706.136.No.3059.
etc.
I would like to separate this into 8 different columns.
I tried many variations on the tokenize command, but I'm having no luck. Is there an easier way to do this?
Thanks so much for any advice you may have.
Best,
Molly

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