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Re: st: Count special characters in a cell


From   Andrea Rispoli <andrea.rspl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Count special characters in a cell
Date   Sun, 6 Sep 2009 18:09:23 +0200

thanks!


On Sun, Sep 6, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Philipp Rehm<Philipp.Rehm@gmx.de> wrote:
> .
> 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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