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Re: st: break string into multiple variables


From   Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: break string into multiple variables
Date   Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:53:13 -0600

Sophie,

At first glance, I would suggest looking at -split-, but only prior to using -destring-. There might be an option for splitting each character into a new var.

Steve

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On 2012-10-10, at 5:33 PM, "Sophie Moullin" <sophiemoullin@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear all,
> 
> I've got a number of string variables which contain answers for up to
> 13 questions within the broad variable category, which when destrung
> are listed as one single numeric, e.g. 2222112222 (1 is yes, 2 is no).
> I need to create separate variables for each question 1-13.
> 
> I haven't been able to find any example code for this on any of the
> stata documentation or FAQ. Any advice would be much appreciated.
> 
> Many thanks,
> Sophie
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