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Re: st: replacing asterisks in a string


From   Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: replacing asterisks in a string
Date   Mon, 18 Oct 2010 15:22:50 -0400

--
Not quite-- the regular expression only deletes the first occurrence,
a shortcoming of  Stata's regular expressions parser that's bitten me
before,, but Eric's expression works.

Steve

On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 3:17 PM, Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Or to delete * and parentheses:
>
>
> gen v3 = regexr(v1,"\*|\(|\)","")
>
> Steve
> sjsamuels@gmail.com
>
> On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Lim,  Raymond <rl2240@columbia.edu> wrote:
>> Hello Statalisters,
>> How does one flag a string containing an asterisk, which in Stata is a wildcard? I want to flag the observations with an asterisk and then delete the asterisk. This is what I would do to flag/delete a parenthesis.
>>
>> replace flag_parenthesis=1 if strmatch(varname, "*)")
>> replace varname=subinstr(varname,")","",.)
>>
>> Thanks!
>> -Raymond
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