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Re: st: is there a -hexdump- command for variables?


From   Ada Ma <heu034@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: is there a -hexdump- command for variables?
Date   Tue, 17 Nov 2009 16:58:43 +0000

Hi Nick,

Thanks a lot for your suggestion about egenmore, I had managed to
generate a list of characters that shouldn't be there using egenmore
sieve() and omit().

Thank you!

Ada



On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> Thanks to Sergiy for the mention.
>
> -charlist- is downloadable from SSC.
>
> In addition, check out the -egen- function -sieve()- within -egenmore- on SSC.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Sergiy Radyakin
>
> see also -charlist- by NJC, here:
> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2002-12/msg00360.html
>
> Ada Ma
>
>> The -hexdump- command screens a file to check out what characters
>> appear within a file.  I am hoping to do something similar - but only
>> with a subset of the variables within the data.
>>
>> I know that I can do it by saving the variables in a separate file,
>> and do a -hexdump- on that file.  I am just wondering if there are
>> other command which would allow me to save that step.
>>
>> I have a couple dozens of string varibles and I want to check that
>> they only have alphabetical and numerical characters within them, and
>> strip out the characters which aren't.  It's kind of hard to know what
>> I need to strip out if I don't know what are in there to be strip out.
>>  Thus my question above.
>
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