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Re: st: separating components of a string variable


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: separating components of a string variable
Date   Mon, 01 Oct 2012 15:49:22 -0400

Yes, Nick is correct - thanks

On 10/1/12 3:41 PM, Nick Cox wrote:
> Rich means -generate-, not -egen-.
> 
> Nick
> 
> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM, Richard Goldstein
> <richgold@ix.netcom.com> 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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