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st: re: data entries

From   Kit Baum <>
Subject   st: re: data entries
Date   Wed, 20 May 2009 10:07:58 -0400

Martin made the good point

Tunga wants only ":2" at the end of his strings, so Kit`s solution could be
problematic, as it seems to search anywhere within the string...

the 'count' could be amended to

count if strpos(var1,":2") == 8

Naturally, substr() is another way to skin this particular cat.
I'm not sure why Martin is reading 9-character strings with str10 and then using compress in his solution.

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |
An Introduction to Stata Programming |
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |

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