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Re: st: making srting variable similar across files


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: making srting variable similar across files
Date   Fri, 15 Jun 2012 08:05:24 +0100

Don't expect a quick fix here. Hofstadter's Law applies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofstadter's_law

Your title applies: There could be lots of cases in which "srting"
should be really be "string".

More specific advice (.pdf accessible after -search, herrin author- or
-search poen, author-):

SJ-8-3  dm0039  . . .  Stata tip 64: Cleaning up user-entered string variables
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  J. Herrin and E. Poen
        Q3/08   SJ 8(3):444--445                                 (no commands)
        tip on how to clean up user-entered string variables

Nick

On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 7:04 PM, Prakash Singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am looking for some kind of ado file or command which can help me
> combining two files where country names (common variable in two data
> file of string natrure) are written differently as the source of data
> is different. I got one ppt written by Sergiy Radyakin with subject
> Data cleaning in Stata using internet search engines while searching
> on net. Can any one tell me is there any command or ado file available
> for this purpose for stata 10, as I could not understand the
> presentation and remedies provided.
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