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Re: st: insheet and dropping cases


From   Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>
To   Statalist Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: insheet and dropping cases
Date   Thu, 20 Feb 2014 14:41:00 -0600

On Feb 20, 2014, at 2:27 PM, Ben Hoen <bhoen@lbl.gov> wrote:
> Is there no way to sleuth out the occurrences of double quotes and change
> them to single or something other?
> 
> I just tried: . filefilter IL.txt IL2.txt, from(") to() replace
> 
> And got this response:
> 
> unmatched quote
> r(198);


You want

    filefilter IL.txt IL2.txt, from(\Q) to() replace

instead (see [D] filefilter for more info).  Of course, if you strip them out completely, then you won't be able to put them back; as an alternative, you might consider replacing them (temporarily) with some other sequence that is unlikely to occur in the file(s).


-- Phil


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