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Re: st: middle initial


From   Nick Sanders <sandersn@stanford.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: middle initial
Date   Wed, 28 Dec 2011 14:28:19 -0600

Whoops - typo, should be "substring", not "susbstring". 


On Dec 28, 2011, at 2:23 PM, Nick Sanders <sandersn@stanford.edu> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> 
> Try the substring command:
> 
> gen midinitial = susbstring(middlename,1,1)
> 
> That should do it!
> 
> Best,
> Nick
> 
> 
> 
> On Dec 28, 2011, at 2:12 PM, Michael Eisenberg <meisenberg713@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Colleagues,
>> 
>> I have what I hope will be a simple question to answer.
>> 
>> I have a list of middle names and I'd like to isolate the first initial.
>> 
>> I tried but it gives me the letter with ... after it.
>> 
>> gen midi=middlename
>> format midi %1s
>> 
>> Thank you in advance.
>> 
>> Mike
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