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st: String task


From   Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: String task
Date   Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:24:32 -0300

Now I'm troubling to drop out a remain part of quote " and '  from
string. How can I weit it inside of quotes. Stata return me an error
too few quotes
r(132);


replace TSEid = subinstr(TSEid, " " ", "", .)


Daniel

On Fri, Apr 1, 2011 at 3:02 PM, Daniel Marcelino <dmsilva.br@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
>>
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