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st: find and replace strings in a variable


From   Mauricio Esteban Cuak <cuak2000@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: find and replace strings in a variable
Date   Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:57:27 -0500

Dear Statalisters,

I have a variable called v1 that has different strings.
One of the possible values for v1 comes with different spellings:
"International: [4]", "International_[2,3]"
They all have "International", however, and no other value has that string.

I'd like to replace all those different spellings with just "International".

Thanks for your time,

MEC
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