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st: count same strings among variables


From   Antonio Acconcia <acconcia@unina.it>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: count same strings among variables
Date   Mon, 13 Jul 2009 17:19:47 +0200

Hi, Statalist,

I have a number of variables, say x1-x10, with different number of observations all containing strings. I need to select those strings that (or simply to count how many strings) are present in x1-x2, x1-x3, and so on; how many are present in x2-x3, x2-x4, and so on ....but not in x1 ..... The same string can appear at different lines (say observation 1 for x1 and observation 3 for x2).

I'm writing to ask whether there is a way to do this.

Thanks a lot.

Antonio


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  Antonio Acconcia
  CSEF - Dipartimento di Economia
  Università di Napoli Federico II
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  80126 Napoli - Italia
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