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Re: st: Creating new variable which includes the first 6 symbols of a 9 symbol string variable


From   Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating new variable which includes the first 6 symbols of a 9 symbol string variable
Date   Tue, 21 Dec 2010 14:12:35 +0000

On Tue, Dec 21, 2010 at 2:04 PM, Dassen, Sander (Stud. SBE / Alumni)
<s.dassen@student.maastrichtuniversity.nl> wrote:
> I need to create a new variable which includes the first 6 symbols of a 9 symbol string variable.
>
> For example:
>
> Y7542C106
>
> should be returned as:
>
>  Y7542C

See -man substr()-

Neil


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