Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down on April 23, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: RE: dropping integers from id variable


From   marcos stata <marcosstata@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: dropping integers from id variable
Date   Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:54:29 +0100

Many thanks Ben!

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM, Ben Hoen <bhoen@lbl.gov> wrote:
> I assume they are not strings, but rather numbers, therefore you could try:
>
> . tostring id2, replace
> . replace id2=subinstr(id2,"0","",.)
>
> If they are strings then you could use only the second line.
>
> Ben
>
> Ben Hoen
> LBNL
> Office: 845-758-1896
> Cell: 718-812-7589
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of marcos stata
> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2012 9:03 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: dropping integers from id variable
>
> Dear Statalisters,
>
> I need to merge two datasets. The problem I have is that one the id
> of the master contains zeros (id2) and the other does not (id1). For
> example, for
> one observation I have: id1 = 718258, and id2 710820050008. My basic
> question is: how can I get rid of the zeros of id2 so that I can do a
> one-to-one merge using the id variables? Which is the function I need to
> use?
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Marcos
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
>
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index