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Re: st: Count special characters in a cell


From   "Philipp Rehm" <Philipp.Rehm@gmx.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Count special characters in a cell
Date   Sun, 06 Sep 2009 18:04:54 +0200

.
How about:

sysuse auto, clear
gen count=wordcount(make)
list count make


HTH,
Philipp

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Sun, 6 Sep 2009 17:46:14 +0200
> Von: Andrea Rispoli <andrea.rspl@gmail.com>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Count special characters in a cell

> Dear Statalisters,
> 
> I have a string variable. Each observation includes a different number
> of words separated by a special character, say a slash or a space
> (e.g."HOUSE COFFEE MILK").
> I need to count the number of words in each cell (in this case it would be
> 3).
> I thought that one possibility would be find a command that counts the
> number of spaces in the cell (in this case it would be 2) and then add
> 1 in the end to have the number 3 I want. Do you know about such a
> command, which counts the number of spaces or special characters in a
> cell?
> Otherwise, any other command that fits my case would be fine. Do you
> have any suggestions?
> Thank you very much in advance!
> 
> AR
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