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Re: st: RE: strings


From   KOTa <kota.alba@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: strings
Date   Wed, 1 Feb 2012 13:37:25 +0100

thanks NIck,


> NJC>>> That's not really a -split- problem. "INC" is not a string separator here. I am credited as the original author of -split- so I can tell you that it was not designed for this.
>
> The easiest recipe (!) I can think of is
>
> gen reversed = reverse(company)
> replace reversed = subinstr(reverse, "CNI ", "", 1) if substr(reversed, 1, 4) == "CNI "
> replace company = reverse(reversed)

that is how i also thought to do it (without reverse, just checking if
last 3 are "INC"), but hoped for an easier/clear way existance


> NJC>>> In general, you have to clean up inconsistencies before -merge-. -merge- has a difficult enough job as it is!

thus, probably something to make strings all upper cases is a
solution, if there is such string command
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