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st: AW: re: data entries


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: re: data entries
Date   Wed, 20 May 2009 16:35:35 +0200

<> 

"I'm not sure why Martin is reading 9-character strings with str10 and  
then using compress in his solution."


Unwilling to do things that Stata is particularly good at / Contemplating
the remote possibility that Tunga might want to expand her franchise to
longer strings at some future point in time...


HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Kit Baum
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 20. Mai 2009 16:08
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: re: data entries

<>
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   |
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    An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |
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