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Re: st: Scandinavian letters in Stata


From   Eric Booth <ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Scandinavian letters in Stata
Date   Tue, 23 Feb 2010 12:21:59 -0600

>
Sorry, I was trying to do something else with the locals, you can just put the characters
you want to substitute in the loop, simplifying the last section of my example to this:

*****
*...*
ds, has(type string)
local vars `r(varlist)'
**replace those combinations with the correct Scandanavian char:
foreach v of local vars {
	replace `v' = subinstr(`v', "`=char(204)'`=char(166)'", "`=char(154)'", .)
	replace `v' = subinstr(`v', "`=char(204)'`=char(63)'", "`=char(138)'", .)
	}
   li, clean
*****

~Eric
__
Eric A. Booth
Public Policy Research Institute
Texas A&M University
ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
Office: +979.845.6754


On Feb 23, 2010, at 12:15 PM, Eric Booth wrote:

>> 
> 
> Assuming you want to substitute more than just the "ä" and the "ö", you might run into 
> issues because Stata is not recognizing the "¤" part of  "ä" that you want to change to "ä".
> Instead it changes it to a "?", so I'd check to make sure it isn't changing other letter combinations to ?.
> 
> Regardless, if you find all the combinations (e.g., "ö",  "ä") that you want to substitute and you want
> to do it to all the string vars in your dataset, you can do something like this:
> 
> ******************
> clear
> inp str20 var1
> "Norrköping"     
> "Nässjö"           
> "Söderköping"    
> end
> 
> *take a look :
> 	charlist var1
> 	return li
> 	di "`r(ascii)'"
> li, clean
> /*
>                var1  
>  1.     Norrköping  
>  2.        N�ssjö  
>  3.   Söderköping  
> */
> 
> **create extra vars to work with:
> clonevar var2 = var1
> 
> ****
> local o "`=char(204)'`=char(166)'"
> local a "`=char(204)'`=char(63)'"
> 	**or whatever combinations you might have...
> 
> ds, has(type string)
> local vars `r(varlist)'
> 
> **replace those combinations with the correct Scandanavian char:
> foreach v of local vars {
> 	replace `v' = subinstr(`v', "`o'", "`=char(154)'", .)
> 	replace `v' = subinstr(`v', "`a'", "`=char(138)'", .)
> 	}
> 	
>  li, clean
> /*
>              var1          var2  
>  1.    Norrköping    Norrköping  
>  2.        Nässjö        Nässjö  
>  3.   Söderköping   Söderköping  
> */
> 
> ******************
> 
> ~ Eric
> __
> Eric A. Booth
> Public Policy Research Institute
> Texas A&M University
> ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
> Office: +979.845.6754
> 
> On Feb 23, 2010, at 11:30 AM, roland andersson wrote:
> 
>> Sorry I sent it prematurely.
>> 
>> Thank you Eric an Martin
>> 
>> I still need some help. One example of a list looks like this:
>> 
>> Norrköping     for Norrköping
>> Nässjö            for Nässjö
>> Söderköping    for Söderköping
>> 
>> Should I write
>> 
>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "ö", "`=char(246)'", .)
>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "ä", "`=char(228))'",.)
>> 
>> Correct?
>> 
>> Can I include the content of all variables, all variable names and all
>> labels in one commandline?
>> 
>> Greetings
>> 
>> Roland
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 2010/2/23 roland andersson <rolandersson@gmail.com>:
>>> Thank you Eric an Martin
>>> 
>>> I still need some help. One example of a list looks like this:
>>> 
>>> Norrköping     for Norrköping
>>> Nässjö            for Nässjö
>>> Söderköping    for Söderköping
>>> 
>>> Should I write
>>> 
>>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "ö", "`=char(246)'", .)
>>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "ä", "`=char(
>>> Correct?
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 2010/2/23 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
>>>> 
>>>> <>
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> *************
>>>> ssc d asciiplot
>>>> *************
>>>> 
>>>> by Nick and coauthor makes the issue even clearer...
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> HTH
>>>> Martin
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
>>>> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>>> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Eric Booth
>>>> Gesendet: Dienstag, 23. Februar 2010 16:45
>>>> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>>> Betreff: Re: st: Scandinavian letters in Stata
>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> ******************
>>>> clear
>>>> ssc install ascii
>>>> **
>>>> inp str10 var1
>>>> "Aasdf"
>>>> "oghjkl"
>>>> "qwerty"
>>>> "zxcvnm"
>>>> "yuiop"
>>>> end
>>>> **
>>>> ascii
>>>> li
>>>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "a", "`=char(138)'", .)
>>>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "o", "`=char(154)'", .)
>>>> replace var1 = subinstr(var1, "A", "`=char(128)'", .)
>>>> li
>>>> ******************
>>>> 
>>>> ~ Eric
>>>> __
>>>> Eric A. Booth
>>>> Public Policy Research Institute
>>>> Texas A&M University
>>>> ebooth@ppri.tamu.edu
>>>> Office: +979.845.6754
>>>> 
>>>> On Feb 23, 2010, at 9:34 AM, roland andersson wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Is there a way to keep the scandinavian letters in Stata? The largest
>>>>> problem is when I make lists of patients names and adresses. Å, ä and
>>>>> ö are replaced with other letters and I do not know how to transform
>>>>> them back to the scandinavian alphabet.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Roland Andersson
>>>>> 
>>>>> *




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