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Re: st: How can I change Stata's regular expression parser to use Perl's parser, so that I can use perl compatible regular expressions (i.e. the same regular expression syntax that I use with Perl)


From   Shafique Jamal <shafique.jamal@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: How can I change Stata's regular expression parser to use Perl's parser, so that I can use perl compatible regular expressions (i.e. the same regular expression syntax that I use with Perl)
Date   Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:42:40 +0600

Dear Nick, many thanks for your reply. I followed your suggestion and
wrote a state .ado program to call a perl script to perform perl
compatible regular expressions on variables, and generate variables
indicating the results an storing named captures/groups.

In case anyone is interested, the perl script and stata program are at:

http://shafiquejamal.blogspot.com/2012/12/stata-tip-using-perl-compatible-regular.html

Cheers,
Shafique
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