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Re: st: Extracting numbers from code


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Extracting numbers from code
Date   Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:55:05 +0000

The -strofreal()- function is using the default numeric format, which
here mangles the result.  Try something like

forv j = 2/11 {
    g byte dummy`j' = (strpos(strofreal(foo,  "%23.0f"), "`j'") > 0)
}

Nick

On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 7:47 PM, sanja_lutzeyer@ncsu.edu
<slutzey@ncsu.edu> wrote:
> Hi Daniel.
>
> Thank you again for the code. That really helps a lot!
> What I have found today, is an error that I am not sure why it occurs
> or how to solve it.
> While the first part of the code:
>
> g byte dummy1 = (substr(strofreal(a5_bc), 1, 1) == "1") & ///
> (cond((strlen(strofreal(a5_bc)) < 5),
> cond(!(inlist(substr(strofreal(a5_bc), 2, 1)), "0", "1"), 1, 0), 1))
>
> works very well,
> the second part is causing some problems
>
> forv j = 2/11 {
>     g byte dummy`j' = (strpos(strofreal(a5_bc), "`j'") > 0)
> }
>
> The dummies are all correctly created, until the variable a5_bc has
> more than 8 numbers. For example:
> 12347911 is classified under dummies 1,2,3 and 7, but not under
> dummies 4, 9 and 11, as it should.
> 1234568910 is the longest entry I have and that also is not classified
> correctly.
> Is there possibly a restriction to the length of the variable?
>
> Kind regards
> Sanja
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