Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: String task


From   Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: String task
Date   Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:02:35 -0300

Nice, "replace day = subinstr(day, "/", "  ", 1)" is more intuitive
and clear than
"g day2 = substr(day,(strpos(day,"/")+1),.)" although the second did
the job exactly as I wanted.
Daniel

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 2:27 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> As Kit Baum pointed out to me privately, this will produce one more
> variable than the number of slashes, so three in this example.
>
> To get exactly what Daniel wanted, here is another way:
>
> replace day = subinstr(day, "/", "  ", 1)
> split day
>
> That is, the first / is replaced by a space.
>
> Nick
>
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 4:56 PM, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com>:
>>
>> clear
>> input str8 day
>> "01/06/90"
>> "07"
>> "02/01"
>> "30/01"
>> "10"
>> end
>> split day, p(/)
>> list
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:51 AM, Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> I have I task with string that is split a string into two vars.
>>> So every character before first "/" slash if is there,  must be copied
>>> to var1. Also, everything after  "/" slash or if there is no "/"
>>> everything in the cell must be placed into var2.
>>> How can I do it?
>
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
>

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index