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Re: st: separating components of a string variable

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: separating components of a string variable
Date   Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:41:15 +0100

Rich means -generate-, not -egen-.


On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Richard Goldstein
<> wrote:
> use -egen- with the substr function as in
> egen newvar=substr(oldvar,2,2)
> egen newvar2=substr(oldvar2,-3,.)
> Rich
> On 10/1/12 3:32 PM, Mahbubeh Parsaeian wrote:
>> Hi everybody.
>> I have a question about separating the component of a string variable.
>> Suppose you have a string variable which is an id variable and consists of 9 numbers.
> The second and third numbers introduce the province and you want
>> to separate this part of the string variable and save it as a new
>> variable.
>> I also have another question. I have an id number such as 123456 and I want
>> to separate 3 numbers from the right side (456).
>> Would you please help me to find good solutions for these questions?
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