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st: String Function


From   "Rijo John" <rmjohn@gmail.com>
To   stata <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: String Function
Date   Tue, 10 Jun 2008 10:18:53 -0500

Hi Statalist,

Is there a way to change observations of a string variable into words
with first letter uppercase and the remaining letters lower case.?

Example; if I have the following observations in my string Var1 can I
transform it to Var2 as given below.

Var1
------
world bank
world health organization
asian development bank
..........

var2
---------
World Bank
World Health Organization
Asian Development Bank
...........

Some of the observations in in my var1 also has hyphens in it. (eg:
world-bank) I want that to be changed to World Bank too.

Thanks in advance.

Rijo.
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