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Re: st: destring var, replace dpcomma


From   Svend Juul <SJ@SOCI.AU.DK>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: destring var, replace dpcomma
Date   Sun, 20 Apr 2008 21:28:16 +0200

My data contains comma's as decimal points.

It looks like:
 RMR     EV      T
5,48    6,1   12,7
6,13      6   12,7
 
I want to destring it and replace comma with a period.

I have tried the following but it doesnt work. I get an error r198
'Invalid syntax'.
 
destring RMR, replace dpcomma
 
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It works smoothly on my computer.
 
-destring-'s -dpcomma option was introduced in the 15oct2007 update
to Stata10. Maybe you need to update.
 
Hope this helps

Svend

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