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Re: st:how to delete anything in the bracket for a string variable


From   daniel klein <klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st:how to delete anything in the bracket for a string variable
Date   Sun, 9 Oct 2011 22:49:38 +0200

I just came accross an ado that could be used for this. It dates back
to 2003 and was written by Bill Rising.

. ssc d vtokenize

The syntax to solve Amanda's problem would be

. vgettoken new : name ,parse("(")

As is the case with -substr- this assumes that you only want to keep
the stuff before the first parentheses.

Best
Daniel

--
Hi All,

I wonder if someone can give me some suggestion on delete anything in
the bracket for a string variable. A string variable in my data set
has some notes in bracket for part of the observations. I want to
remove the brackets and anything in them
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