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st: RE: Replace 0 with blank


From   "William Buchanan" <william@williambuchanan.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Replace 0 with blank
Date   Sat, 16 Mar 2013 14:32:21 -0700

Hi ____,

Step 1. Review the Statalist FAQ which you are asked to read prior to
submitting a query to the Statalist. In particular, you should pay attention
to advice given regarding how to ask a question that can be answered easily
and usefully; you should also look at the section regarding the use of your
full name when posting.

Step 2. Search the help files/manuals and/or the FAQ archives.  

Step 3. If you are still having difficulty with your particular problem, use
the advice you would have read in Step 1 and you'll probably get some great
advice/help.

The problem with your question is there are too many unknowns to yield a
unique answer (or multiple answers that have the same unique solution).  Are
these leading zeros only? zeros embedded in a larger string? zeros that
trail some string?  Are you trying to get rid of the zeros in a number like
1,000,000 to rescale numeric variables? Are you interested in changing the
values or just changing the display formatting?  

HTH,
Billy

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of todd49401
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2013 1:20 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Replace 0 with blank

Hi all,

I see that there are a lot of questions regarding replacing blanks with
zeros...I'm actually trying to do the opposite- replace zeroes with blanks.

The variable is called 'ACAP'...if anyone could provide the code it would be
appreciated.



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