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st: RE: Need help with string observations


From   "David Radwin" <dradwin@mprinc.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Need help with string observations
Date   Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:33:36 -0800 (PST)

Mike,

There are several ways to do this. One is to just take the first and last
words and put a space in between:

. gen firstlast = word(fullname, 1) + " " + word(fullname, 2)

David
--
David Radwin
Senior Research Associate
MPR Associates, Inc.
2150 Shattuck Ave., Suite 800
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: 510-849-4942
Fax: 510-849-0794

www.mprinc.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Stewart
> Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:08 AM
> To: statalist
> Subject: st: Need help with string observations
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Can you please help me with  String function
> I have a list of patients and unfortunately some pts have their names
> recorded  in various formats like  James Edward ; James Edward H;
> James Edward J   etc
> Is it possible to write a code where the funcition  removes the last
> alphabet for the string if it is listed separately like
> 
>  James Edward H--> James Edward
> 
> 
> --
> Thank you ,
> Yours Sincerely,
> Mike.

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