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Re: st: Dropping string observations that have a sequence of characters


From   "Dr. Bill Westman" <bigweb_ddt@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Dropping string observations that have a sequence of characters
Date   Tue, 27 Apr 2010 16:02:28 -0700 (PDT)

assuming that var1 is type string with those planets, will this work?

g var2 = subinstr( var1,"ur","",.)

--- On Tue, 4/27/10, George Chioran <george_chioran@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: George Chioran <george_chioran@yahoo.com>
> Subject: st: Dropping string observations that have a sequence of characters
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 5:35 PM
> 
> 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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