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RE: st: finding a sequence of numbers within a numeric variable


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: finding a sequence of numbers within a numeric variable
Date   Mon, 1 Sep 2008 13:49:53 +0100

Another solution is 

... if inlist(var, 8070, 80703) 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Friedrich Huebler

I assume the variable is in numeric format.

. list

     +-------+
     |   var |
     |-------|
  1. |  8070 |
  2. | 80703 |
  3. |  8071 |
     +-------+

. list if substr(string(var),1,4)=="8070"

     +-------+
     |   var |
     |-------|
  1. |  8070 |
  2. | 80703 |
     +-------+

On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 2:26 PM, Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org>
wrote:


> If I have a variable that contains:
>        8070
>        80703
>        8071
> is it possible to define an -if- statement that will give me
>        8070
>        80703
> but not
>        8071
> ?

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