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st: Extract elements from string variables


From   <sontag@sas.upenn.edu>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Extract elements from string variables
Date   Wed, 8 Jul 2009 14:37:29 -0400

In the data set I have a string variable with the names of several people.  However, I want to look at the relationship across each individual, so I am trying to separate the names.  

What I have done: expanded the observations based on how many individuals are in each observation's string variable.  Labeled the duplicate observations 1, 2, 3, etc. 

What I need now, is a command that will take the number in my duplicates and take the corresponding individual's name with respect to its position in the string variable, separated by a comma. 

Any insight would be helpful.

Thanks, 
Conor

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