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Re: st: how to remove symbles or some part from a string?


From   "Michael I. Lichter" <MLichter@Buffalo.EDU>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to remove symbles or some part from a string?
Date   Tue, 19 May 2009 01:42:32 -0400

If all of your strings are literally "(" + "name" + ")" with no spaces at beginning or end, then, assuming that country is defined as str20 ...

gen str20 new = substr(country, 2, strlen(country) - 2)

-ml

qingf wang wrote:
If I have "(...)" in a variable, how to remove it?  Thanks a lot!

Example:

country    new

(germany)  germany
(USA)      usa
(India)    India


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