RE: RE: st: RE: problems on the string functions

 From "Nick Cox" To Subject RE: RE: st: RE: problems on the string functions Date Fri, 20 Nov 2009 12:27:22 -0000

```That is,

gen v3 = v1
qui forval i = 1/10 {
capture replace v3 = subinstr(v3, substr(v2, `i', 1), "", 1)
}

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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Subject: RE: RE: st: RE: problems on the string functions

. help capture

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

gjhxmu@sina.com

My another doubt is the length of variable v2 changes among
observations.
How to decide the first number in the -substr-?
If the length for certain observations is 2, substr(v2,4,1) will cause
missing value.

From: Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>

gen v3 = v1
qui forval i = 1/10 {
replace v3 = subinstr(v3, substr(v2, `i', 1), "", 1)
}

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

gjhxmu@sina.com

Thank you very much, Baum and Nick.
I understood the use of -subinstr-, -word- and -strpos- with your help.
Another problem is how to deal with it if the strings excluded from
another string variable is not consecutive.

for example,
clear
input str10 (v1 v2)
ab123d 12d
efg34 f4
end

I want to get v3 as followings
v3
ab3
eg3

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