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Re: st: only keep obs of determinate string length


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: only keep obs of determinate string length
Date   Wed, 30 Jan 2013 17:56:54 +0000

Typo time

keep if inrange(length(varname),11,12)

Nick

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM, Richard Goldstein
<richgold@ix.netcom.com> wrote:

> try this
>
> keep if inrange(length(varname,11,12))

On 1/30/13 12:47 PM, Steve Nakoneshny wrote:

>> I have a unique string id var. Values in this var vary from 8-16 characters in length.
> I only want to keep obs where the length of the id string is either 11
> or 12 characters
> long. I know I can solve this in a more cumbersome manner using the
> -regex- machinery,
> but I was hoping for a more succinct solution using string functions.
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