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st: Re: Removing commas & periods from numbers


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Removing commas & periods from numbers
Date   Tue, 24 Jan 2006 11:53:13 -0800 (PST)

Raphael,

No need for an ado file. See -help subinstr-.

replace var = subinstr(var,"$","",.)

Friedrich Huebler

--- Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is there any ado file that can remove the following :
> "$" , "," and "." from the data set below
> For e.g.
> 
>         $690.00
>      $1,000.00
>      $1,000.00
>      $7,000.00


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