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The occurrence of the character ` (char(96) was problematic for
-charlist- given its uses for local macro references.
I found in my files a -charlist- 1.2.0 from 2008 which dealt with this
problem without crashing, but not well. Evidently I never sent that to
I'll send a -charlist- 1.2.1 to Martyn directly to see if that helps
On 28 February 2014 12:48, Martyn Sherriff <email@example.com> wrote:
> I regularly use charlist (SSC NJC 1.1.0 17 Dec 2002 ) to screen data
> for strings in supposedly numeric data and I am getting a syntax error
> with the following variable:
> .d x35
> x35 str3 %9s
> . charlist x35
> invalid syntax
> I can detect the errant characters:
> . list x35 if missing(real(x35))
> | x35 |
> |----- |
> 53. | 29n |
> 63. | 6` |
> I would be grateful if somebody could suggest what I am doing
> incorrectly with charlist (it works with other variables in the
> Stata 13.
> Thank you.
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