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Re: st: Another question regarding string variables


From   "Dudekula, Anwar" <dudekulaan@upmc.edu>
To   "<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Another question regarding string variables
Date   Thu, 28 Feb 2013 06:41:05 +0000

Hi

One quick question for the readers. 
Is it possible to trim last word if it is one alphabet wide like removing. A from   ( Graham , Tony   A )


Sincerely,
Anwar

On Feb 27, 2013, at 12:01 AM, "Steve Nakoneshny" <scnakone@ucalgary.ca> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> 
> I don't have access to the help file from my phone, but I'm fairly certain you should be able to extract *any* word from a string var using the -word- function.
> 
> Completely untested off the top of my head (with no recollection of the appropriate syntax):
> 
> g lname = word(yourvar,1)
> g fname = word(yourvar,2)+word(yourvar,3)
> 
> The above is an inelegant means of approximating your needs. Adjusting for valid syntax would be a good start. I have no doubt that there are other string function solutions that would equally suffice.
> 
> If you are wedded to using -split-, you may with to insert a comma between words 1 & 2 of your string via -subinstr- and then proceed with -split yourvar,parse(,)-.
> 
> Steve
> 
> Sent via carrier pigeon
> 
> On 2013-02-26, at 9:31 PM, "Michael Stewart" <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> HI Steve
>> 
>> Word will give me the second word
>> 
>> But What I am trying to get is the first word and rest of the string
>> as second variable.
>> 
>> For ex: John Howard R --> John  & (Howard R ) as two string AND not as
>> John & Howard & R  separately  as three string
>> 
>> Thanks
>> MIke
>> 
>> 
>> On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:14 PM, Steve Nakoneshny <scnakone@ucalgary.ca> wrote:
>>> There is a string function called -word- that will serve your purpose. See -h word- for more details.
>>> 
>>> Steve
>>> 
>>> Sent via carrier pigeon
>>> 
>>> On 2013-02-26, at 8:55 PM, "Michael Stewart" <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> I  am sorry to keep bothering you regarding string variables
>>>> I am trying to find if there is a function to split a  string "Howard
>>>> James R" --> "Howard"  & ("James R")
>>>> If I use Split, I would get Howard, James and R which is not what I want
>>>> I want to split the string after the first word  into two string
>>>> variables  first variable containing first word and second variable
>>>> containing rest of the string
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> Thank you ,
>>>> Yours Sincerely,
>>>> Mike.
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