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RE: st: RE: importing html to stata - http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: importing html to stata - http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm
Date   Thu, 8 Dec 2011 13:44:25 +0000

Note that the code segment I gave is tailored to the document you specified. But the small tricks in using functions may well still be useful for other documents. BTW, I tried copy and paste first, but that failed for some reason. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Lars Folkestad
Sent: 08 December 2011 13:35
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: importing html to stata - http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm

That was what i thought.
The best way to go is prob to find the ICD lists i need online, use your
infile suggestion and then merge the two data sets.
Thank you.
lars

Den 08/12/11 14.27 skrev "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>:

>No, not directly. You can only attach value labels to integers, remember.
>
>But the best way you can do something similar is likely to be with a
>-merge-. 
>
>Nick 
>n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
>Lars Folkestad
>
>Thank you Nick, that worked fantastic.
>Is it possible to use this newly created dta file as a value label for
>another data set, so that if fx in my other data set i have a patient with
>the diagnosis 000.0 which is essential cholera, the essential cholera will
>show up as a value label?
>lars
>
>Den 08/12/11 14.11 skrev "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>:
>
>>Followed by 
>>
>>gen var1 = word(text, 1)
>>gen var2 = subinstr(text, word(text, 1), "", 1)
>>
>>
>>Nick 
>>n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Nick Cox 
>>Sent: 08 December 2011 13:07
>>To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
>>Subject: RE: importing html to stata -
>>http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm
>>
>>This seemed to work for me. It took a few iterations.
>>
>>infile str244 text using http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm, clear
>>drop in 1/39
>>drop in 20827/L
>>compress
>>gen entry = regexm(text, "^\(*[0-9]")
>>replace entry = regexm(text, "^\([E|N|Y][0-9]") if entry == 0
>>replace entry = regexm(text, "^[E|N|Y][0-9]") if entry == 0
>>replace entry = sum(entry)
>>replace text = text[_n-1] + " " + text if entry == entry[_n-1]
>>sort entry, stable
>>by entry : keep if _n == _N
>>drop entry
>>
>>Nick 
>>n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>>
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Lars Folkestad
>>Sent: 08 December 2011 12:42
>>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>Subject: st: importing html to stata -
>>http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm
>>
>>Dear List
>>
>>I would like to download the following html into stata:
>>http://www.wolfbane.com/icd/icd8h.htm
>>I would like to make the numbers from 000 - _n be var1 and the text from
>>cholera to be var2
>>
>>Can this be done through stata or do i need to go via a program of some
>>sort.
>>I've tried searching the list, and found one example:
>>http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2007-03/msg00535.html
>>But i must admit i did not understand what that was all about, and i dont
>>think it applies to my problem.
>

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