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st: re: data entries


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
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   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html



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