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Re: st: Creating single characters from long strings


From   Margaret R Grove <margaret.r.grove@Dartmouth.EDU>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating single characters from long strings
Date   Wed, 26 Mar 2008 08:03:59 -0400

Andri,

Perhaps something like this ....

local len=length(variable)
local j=0
forval i=1/`len' {
   local j=`j'+1
   gen str1 var`j'=substr(variable,`i',1)
}

Meg

Andri Rauch wrote:
Dear all,
I should create single characters from very long strings (ie around 500
characters).
My original variable abcdefg... should be transformed to:
variable_1: a, variable_2: b, variable_3: c, variable_4: d and so on...

I assume it should be done by combining the substring and foreach
command.

Hope that someone can help,

Thanks in advance
Andri

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