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Re: st: Extracting part of string var


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Extracting part of string var
Date   Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:58:28 +0000

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


Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 10 December 2013 21:55, Rohit Sonika <rsnet@sonika.me> wrote:
> Hi Statalist,
>
> I am trying to extract part of string variable that looks something like this:
>
> var
> ..1…….2….3
> 1..3………..2
> ……..2..1..1.
>
> The occurrence of 1, 2 and 3 are randomly placed and no predefined order. I am trying to obtain just the numeric part of the variable so that I am able to retain the order of numbers: 123, 132 and 211 in the example above. Hence, I am only trying to remove the dots (.) from the string variable.
>
> I am running Stata 13 on Mac 10.9.
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Rohit
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