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Re: st: Extract a string portion of a string


From   Donald Spady <dspady@ualberta.ca>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Extract a string portion of a string
Date   Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:34:39 -0700

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Don
On 2012-12-08, at 4:23 PM, thomas bourveau <thomas.bourveau@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear readers,
> 
> you recently helped me to extract a firm's identifier that was located
> at the end of a string variable.
> 
> I'm still working with this dataset of layoff announcements.
> 
> Now, I need to know to which country an annoucement is related.
> To do this, I need to identify if a portion of string (namely the name
> of a country) appears at any position in the string.
> 
> Specifically, I have a summary (10 to 20 words) of a newspaper article.
> This is a string variable.
> 
> For each country of the dataset, I created a variable equals to 0.
> 
> For example, I have a variable called Canada = 0
> 
> I want to replace this variable by 1 if the word Canada or Canadian
> appears anywhere in my string variable.
> 
> Does anyone have any idea on that.
> 
> Thanks in advance
> Thomas
> 
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