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RE: st: string variable


From   Roy Wada <roywada@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: string variable
Date   Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:26:48 -0700

> replace bankname = subinstr(bankname, " ", "", .)
>
> which didn't work. I could encode the variable then single out the
> numeric value of the observations that I want to keep, but I was
> wondering if there was a non-manual way around this. If anyone has
> advice on this, I'd appreciate it.

It's probably a non-space character. You should copy and paste one 
into the subinstr( ) function.
 
Roy
 
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