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


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: How to convert string into lower case except the first letter
Date   Tue, 2 Feb 2010 19:58:53 +0100

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*******
clear*

input str9 country
ARGENTINA
BELGIUM
end

gen cntry=substr(country, 1, 1)+ lower(substr(country, 2, .))
list, noo
*******


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Mike Kim
Sent: Dienstag, 2. Februar 2010 19:40
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: How to convert string into lower case except the first letter

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
....

Thank you in advance.
Mike.

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