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Gary Longton <glongton@fhcrc.org> |

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Re: st: RE: RE: Strings and the greater than/less than operators |

Date |
Wed, 13 May 2009 10:13:45 -0700 |

<> Nick was referring to the string function -char()- (see -help string functions-) which is unrelated to the -char- command. - Gary sdm1 wrote:

The only bit I don't understand is: "The order is that of -char()-".It sounds to me as if char is user defined. This is from the help for char: The dataset itself and each variable within the dataset have associated with them a set of characteristics. Characteristics are named and referred to as varname[charname], where varname is the name of a variable or _dta. The characteristics contain text. Characteristics are stored with the dataset in the Stata-format .dta dataset, so they are recalled whenever the dataset is loaded. If characteristics for a variable are not defined by the user, what's the default order? Is there a list somewhere which will tell me the order in which Stata sorts characters e.g. alphabetric, numeric, spaces, etc. Or am I misinterpreting here?

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**References**:**st: Strings and the greater than/less than operators***From:*"sdm1" <sdm1@york.ac.uk>

**st: RE: Strings and the greater than/less than operators***From:*"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

**st: RE: RE: Strings and the greater than/less than operators***From:*"sdm1" <sdm1@york.ac.uk>

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