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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 01:59:58 +0200
I am trying to extract some data from text variable and being new to
stata programming struggling with finding right format.
my problem is as following:
for example i have string variable as following: "A: 0.35%-$100(M)
0.30%-$300(M) 0.27% th_aft."
number of pairs "% - (M)" can be from 1 to 9 and it always ends by "% th_aft"
I have 10 pairs of variables X1 Y1 .... X10 Y10
my goal is to extract all pairs from the string variable and split
them into my separate variables.
in this case the result should be:
X1 = 0.35%
Y1 = $100
X2 = 0.30%
Y2 = $300
X3-X9 = y3-Y9 = 0
X10 = 0.27%
Y10 = Y2 (i.e. last Y extracted from sting)
I am trying to use regexm but unsuccessfully, Any suggestions?
thank you in advance
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