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st: How to eliminate the double quotes surrounding letters?


From   gjhxmu@sina.com
To   statalist<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: How to eliminate the double quotes surrounding letters?
Date   Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:49:20 +0800

Dear statalists,

I have a localname xy containing some letters among which there is space.

And I want rename a variable the localname xy. Due to the space, I took the 

-subinstr- funtion to eliminate the space. However, that treatment produced 

double-quotes surrounding the letters. How to deal with it?


To make what I said clear, I take an example below.

local xy "ab cd ef"

rename variable subinstr("`xy'"," ","",.)


Based on the typing above, Stata gives an error message "( not allowed r(101)".


Thank you very much for any help.


Best regards,

Rose.
 

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