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RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string
Date   Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:25:45 +0000

I fail to understand the loop. Also confusing are the macro names that are identical to varnames. Is that by necessity or just coincidence? The program fails to run by the way. Thanx anyway. 
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> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 18:04:59 +0200
> Subject: Re: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string
> From: klein.daniel.81@googlemail.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>
> Might be a little clumsy, but this works for me
>
> clear
> inp foo bar str7 foobar
> 23 42 "foo bar"
> 42 23 "foobar"
> end
>
> tsset foo
>
> g foobar2 = ///
> strofreal(foo) + " " + strofreal(bar) + `" ""' + foobar + `"""'
>
> qui levelsof foobar2 ,l(foo)
>
> forv j = 1/`: word count `foo'' {
> loc bar `bar' `=char(96)'`j'`=char(39)'
> }
> token `"`foo'"'
>
> tsline foo, ttext(`bar')
>
> Best
> Daniel
>
> --
> I am guessing that my two previous posts weren't clear enough for
> readers to respond/generate idea because I am sure there has to be a
> solution to this. So, I am attempting to make it as readable as
> possible. Here is a subset of my dataset.
> hits date title
> 23 23jan2011 Earning Report
> 41 04feb2011 Metamorphosis
>
> I would like to use tsline and use ttext option progrmmatically as
> follows. Typing manually is no issue.
> tsline hits, ttext(23 23jan2011 "Earning Report" 41 04feb2011 "Metamorphosis")
>
> I was successful in getting above command but without character(" ")
> inside ttext. Does someone have any idea how to do it?
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