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Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format


From   Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: SV: leading zeros in string format
Date   Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:43:11 -0500

Thanks a lot Nick, Rebecca and Petter.
MIke

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Another solution:
>
> gen newstring = substr("0000000", 1, 7 - length(oldvar)) + oldvar
>
> For completeness, note that -format %07.0f- attempts to apply a
> numeric format, which is out of order for a string variable.
>
> Nick
>
> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM, Michael Stewart
> <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> gen newstring = string(real(oldvar),"%07.0f")==>works
>
>  On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:51 PM, Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> That's because you're starting with a string... Petter's code works
>>> fine with one modification:
>>>
>>> gen newstring = string(real(oldvar),"%07.0f")
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM, Michael Stewart
>>> <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> I have tried it and get
>>>>
>>>> type mismatch
>>>> r(109);
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:41 PM, Petter Berg <pbe@copenhageneconomics.com> wrote:
>>>>> Mike if you have a fixed string length (in this case of 7) and just want to fill up with zeros you can use:
>>>>> gen newstring  = string(oldvar,"%07.0f")
>>>>>
>>>>> Best,
>>>>> Petter
>>>>> ________________________________________
>>>>> Från: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] f&#246;r Michael Stewart [michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com]
>>>>> Skickat: den 8 februari 2013 20:24
>>>>> Till: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>>>>> Ämne: st: leading zeros in string format
>>>>>
>>>>> HI
>>>>> I am trying to convert a string  variable to a string variable with
>>>>> fixed numbers
>>>>>
>>>>> My string variable has following observations:
>>>>> 1223435
>>>>> 34567
>>>>> 345
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to convert it to another string variable with leading zeros
>>>>> 1223435
>>>>> 0034567
>>>>> 0000345
>>>>>
>>>>> format var "%07.0f" didnt work
>
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