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


From   "William Buchanan" <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string
Date   Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:30:35 -0700

The example that Dan sent you works fine on my machine.  Did you make sure
to clean up any carriage returns or characters that are in their place in
the e-mail?  

HTH, 
Billy

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of tashi lama
Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 12:26 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string

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. 
----------------------------------------
> 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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