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Re: st: RE: text to columns


From   "Keith Dear (home)" <keith.dear@anu.edu.au>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: text to columns
Date   Wed, 18 Nov 2009 08:09:44 +1100

Thanks Martin and Nick, -split- rocks. And yes I did enjoy passing it on.
Keith

Nick Cox wrote:
Use -split- with punctuation _ and -. -split- was added in Stata 8. I am sure that you will enjoy telling your colleague. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Keith Dear

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.)

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