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st: RE: Extract elements from string variables


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Extract elements from string variables
Date   Wed, 8 Jul 2009 20:43:01 +0200

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HTH
Martin

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Sent: Mittwoch, 8. Juli 2009 20:37
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Subject: st: Extract elements from string variables


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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