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RE: st: number of words in a text list

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   RE: st: number of words in a text list
Date   Mon, 11 Jul 2005 21:59:02 +0100

Eric seems to invoke here a common misconception, the 
idea that -version #- sets the clock back 
to version #. 

As it happens, -wordcount()- was introduced
in Stata 8, as was documented in its [U] 

If the misconception were really true, then 
-version 1- would certainly disable e.g.
Windows features, which long postdate version 1. 

What -version- does is set the clock back very 
selectively in respect of key capabilities. 

In this case, what is of much longer pedigree is 

local n : word count "<string>" 

which may be what Florence wants. 

[email protected] 

Eric G. Wruck
> I found it in Stata 9.0 by typing <help word> & then by 
> clicking on <string functions>.  Apparently, wordcount() has 
> been around since Stata 1 as I was able to use it in a little 
> .do file that specified version 1.  In the new Stata manuals 
> flip to page 173 of the Data Management manual.
> >>How about the wordcount() function.  Here's an example:

> >>>also, is there a way to count how many WORDS are in a 
> string without making a loop to go through the string and 
> check that way ( I want something faster).

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