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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   Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:13:57 +0000

Interesting. Thanx for that clarification. I checked embedding "(" and ")" using the compound double quote. It works. Does that mean to use compound double quotes for embedding all the characters?

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> From: sedging@ucla.edu
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string
> Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:31:43 -0700
>
> There isn't actually a macro being used here.
> Those are compound double quotes. `" is the opening quote and "' is the
> closing. There's then a double quote between them.
> If you don't write it that way you would have something like:
> gen text1="a" + " + foobar + "
> If you type that, Stata will return "a + foobar + " because it assumes that
> those quotation marks delineate the string you want to add.
> You need the compound double quote to get Stata to understand that you want
> to insert a quotation mark.
> Hope that helps.
> -Sarah
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of tashi lama
> Sent: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:25 PM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string
>
> Also could someone please explain the use of macro to embed quotation mark
> `"""'+title+`"""'. Usually if I have to add string "tt" in front of another
> string "bb", I would accomplish this by doing "tt"+"bb" instead of
> `"tt"'+"hh".
>
> ----------------------------------------
> > From: ltashi32@hotmail.com
> > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Subject: RE: st: adding spcial character(" ") in a string
> > Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:57:09 +0000
> >
> > you are right. It actually works but the text are all over. I actually
> found another way of doing although I picked up half od Daniel's code. I
> pulled away myself from using daniel's code because I couldn't understand
> bottom half of his code esp the loops. And also, the macronames identical to
> varnames make it follow even difficult. Anyone willing to break down
> Daniel's loop will be highly appreciated. The code I used was..
> > gen text1=string(bar)+" "+string(foo)+`" ""'+foobar+`"""'
> > levelsof text1, local(text) clean
> > tsset foo
> > tsline bar, ttext(`text')
> >
> > ----------------------------------------
> > > From: 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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