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st: Comparing strings

From   jo la frite <[email protected]>
To   "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
Subject   st: Comparing strings
Date   Sat, 24 Mar 2012 15:12:39 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Statalisters,

Is there a Stata function that correspondons to the Sas function "COMPARE". It allows to compare strings. Specifically, in Sas COMPARE(string-1, string-2) returns a numeric value. The sign of the result is negative if string-1 precedes string-2 in a sort sequence, and positive if string-1 follows string-2 in a sort sequence. The magnitude of the result is equal to the position of the leftmost character at which the strings differ.



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