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Re: st: Removing "." (in string format) from a variable


From   Adam Olszewski <adam.olszewski@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Removing "." (in string format) from a variable
Date   Wed, 28 Nov 2012 19:35:35 -0500

replace yourvariable="" if yourvariable=="."

On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Michael Stewart
<michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
> hello ,
>
> i am working with ICD9 codes and i had to convert the icd-9 codes to
> string format
> Unfortunately , I got some values like following with only dots (as
> shown below).
>  |--------------|
>  |   996.51 |
>  |        .     |
>  |        .    |
>  |        .    |
>  |   327.23 |
>  |----------   |
>  |        .    |
>  |        .    |
>  |        .    |
>  |        .    |
>  |        .    |
>  |-------------|
>  |    555.9 |
>  +----------+
>
> As I try to use the icd9 check commnd, I get that the variable has
> invalid icd9 values and following output
>
> . |        .   Invalid placement of period |
> . |        .   Invalid placement of period |
>  |        .   Invalid placement of period |
>  |        .   Invalid placement of period |
>  |        .   Invalid placement of period |
> |----------------------------------------|
>
> Is there any way to just remove   "." (in string format) from the variable.
>
>
> --
> Thank you ,
> Yours Sincerely,
> Mike.
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