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Re: st: Question on data manipulation


From   William Pratt <williamrpratt@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Question on data manipulation
Date   Sat, 29 Oct 2011 17:33:37 -0500

Did the job! Thanks Matt :)

On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Matthew White
<mwhite@poverty-action.org> wrote:
> Hi William,
>
> If cusip is an integer and has numeric type:
> replace cusip = int(cusip / 10)
>
> If cusip has string type:
> replace cusip = substr(cusip, 1, length(cusip) - 1)
>
> Best,
> Matt
>
> On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 5:42 PM, William Pratt <williamrpratt@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear Statalisters,
>> I have the following string data of 9 characters and would like to
>> drop the last value so that it becomes 8 characters. Thanks for your
>> consideration.
>>
>> cusip
>> 000360206                  >>>                           00036020
>> 000360206                  >>>                           00036020
>> 000360206                  >>>                           00036020
>> 000360206                  >>>                           00036020
>> 000360206                  >>>                           00036020
>> 000361105                  >>>                           00036110
>> 000361105                  >>>                           00036110
>> 000361105                  >>>                           00036110
>> 000361105                  >>>                           00036110
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> wrpratt@utpa.edu
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>> College of Business Administration
>> Department of Finance and Economics
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>
>
>
> --
> Matthew White
> Data Coordinator
> Innovations for Poverty Action
> 101 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06510 USA
> +1 434-305-9861
> www.poverty-action.org
>
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University of Texas-Pan American
College of Business Administration
Department of Finance and Economics
South Texas Border Health Disparities Center
o - 956.665.7937
f - 956.665.7310

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