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st: text to columns


From   "Keith Dear (home)" <keith.dear@anu.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: text to columns
Date   Wed, 18 Nov 2009 07:26:40 +1100

Is there a utility to turn a string variable with values like "rs1805005_chr16_88513145-88513" into four variables (or whatever it takes) rs1805005, chr16, 88513145, 88513 ? A colleague tells me "Excel is easy using Text to columns and following the prompts, but it irritates me not to be able to do it in Stata!" (btw I consider it a minor personal victory that the people I work with, some of them, sometimes, no longer write STATA.)
kd

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