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Re: st: Dropping last digit Stata

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Dropping last digit Stata
Date   Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:40:40 +0100

If your variable is string

gen wanted = substr(existing, 1, 8)

If your variable is numeric

gen long wanted = floor(existing/10)


On 29 June 2013 12:25, Lok <> wrote:

> I'm trying to delete the last digit of a variable. Right now the variables have 9 digits like: 12345678x with x being a number between 1 and 9. I would like it to be 12345678.
> As a beginner to Stata, I was wondering if anybody could please offer some help.
> I'm using Stata 12SE on OS X.
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