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st: length(s) question

From   "Julia A. Gamas" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: length(s) question
Date   Mon, 25 Oct 2004 16:48:20 -0400

Dear all,

I am trying to determine the length of a string variable because this length
changes in each observation and I want to work with substr, so I need the
variable to be the same size accross observations.  But I'm getting an error
message that I simply don't understand how to fix.

I write:  generate long = length (vp40_11), vp40_11 is the string varible
whose length I want.
Error message reads:  "too few variables specification","r(102)"
However, the help section says to write
"generate varname = exp" and exp in this case is length (s), where "s" is
the string variable.

So I can't really understand which variable is missing.  Can anybody help me

Julia A. Gamas
Program on Urban, Regional and Global Air Pollution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue 54-1823
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-258-0230
Email: [email protected]

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