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Re: st: Need help with regular expression


From   Alison Connor <alison.connor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Need help with regular expression
Date   Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:49:05 +0545

Hi Mike,

I am sure there is a much better way to do this, but until someone who
actually knows responds, could you try something like:

regexm(var, " us ") | regexm(var, " us&") | regexm(var, "^us ")  ?

~Alison

On Sun, Feb 17, 2013 at 1:00 PM, Michael Stewart
<michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
> HI ,
>
> I am trying to use regexm command (regexm(var,"us"))to see if the
> values of variable have a particular string "us" like in  "us thyroid"
> .Unfortunately , it is picking up "us" from other string values like
> "venous".If there a way to formulate command so that it can pick up
> only values  where "us" is a separate word and not part of word like
> venous.
>
> Thank you ,
> Yours Sincerely,
> Mike.
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