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st: Splitting long string variable

From   Max Bulsara <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: Splitting long string variable
Date   Tue, 07 Jun 2005 15:59:01 +0800

Dear All
I have a long string variable that contains a two digit code. I need to split it into separate variables. I don't have a separator so cannot use 'split'. I could use a substr command but the length of the string can be 50 characters long and hence requires 25 substr commands. Is there another way of splitting this variable? I am using stata v9. Would appreciate any comments.

Var1 Var11 Var12 Var13 Var14 Var15......
aabbccddeeffgg aa bb cc dd ee
aa bbccgg wwzz rr aa bb cc gg
bbddyy bb dd yy


Max Bulsara
University of WA, School of Population Health,
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, M435
35 Stirling Highway, CRAWLEY
Western Australia, WA 6009
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