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Re: st: How to convert string into lower case except the first letter


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How to convert string into lower case except the first letter
Date   Tue, 2 Feb 2010 13:42:50 -0500

Mike Kim <kalisperos@gmail.com>:
You may want to try
 gen cntry=proper(country)
and then fix any remaining issues one by one.

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 1:39 PM, Mike Kim <kalisperos@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
>
> I would like to convert a string variable into lower case except the first
> letter. That is:
> from ARGENTINA to Argentina
> from BELGIUM to Belgium
> ....
>
> Using "lower" converts every letter into lower case: gen
> cntry=lower(country)
>
> country
> ARGENTINA
> BELGIUM
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