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st: Dropping string observations that have a sequence of characters


From   George Chioran <george_chioran@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Dropping string observations that have a sequence of characters
Date   Tue, 27 Apr 2010 15:35:50 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Statalisters, 

I have a basic question, but which I still have not been able to solve. How can you delete observations from a variable that contains strings that have the letters "ur" for instance.

For example if the variable has the observations: "venus" "mercury" "mars" "Jupiter" "saturn" "uranus" "Neptune". The how could I delete the observations that contain the letters "ur", in this case "saturn" and "uranus" ?

Thank you for your help,
George


      
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