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Re: st: indicator for "if cell contains the word or phrase"


From   Shehzad Ali <drshehzad_ali@yahoo.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: indicator for "if cell contains the word or phrase"
Date   Sun, 16 Sep 2012 19:27:16 +0100 (BST)

Thanks, Nick. As always, your advice is spot on and very helpful!

Many thanks
Shehzad



----- Original Message -----
> From: Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
> To: "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> Cc: 
> Sent: Sunday, 16 September 2012, 16:05
> Subject: Re: st: indicator for "if cell contains the word or phrase"
> 
> . gen stuff_present =  strpos(strvar, "stuff") > 0
> 
> For a case-insensitive match compare "stuff" with -lower(strvar)-.
> 
> Nick
> 
> On 16 Sep 2012, at 15:44, Shehzad Ali <drshehzad_ali@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> 
>>  I have a variable var1 that describes various situations in the form of 
> long description. I want to generate a dummy variable var2 equal to 1 if var1 
> contains a certain word 'xyz' or phrase. var1 may contain other words 
> but I want to check if xyz or a certain phrase appears in the cell or not.
>> 
>> 
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