Sunday, March 12, 2006

RE: st: how to avoid truncation when trimming a long string

ah yes -- the simple elegant solution

local model `model'

strips leading & trailing blanks. thanks richard.

by the way, removing the = sign does not work:

local model trim("`model'")

returns this:

. di "`model'" trim(xxx)

where xxx is what was in `model'

thanks. sean. _____________________________ sean f. reardon associate professor of education and (by courtesy) sociology school of education, CERAS building 520 galvez mall, #526 stanford university stanford, ca 94305-3084 650.736.8517 (office phone) 650.723.9931 (office fax) sean.reardon@stanford.edu _____________________________

-----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Williams Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:24 PM To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: Re: st: how to avoid truncation when trimming a long string

At 06:38 PM 3/12/2006, reardon, sean f. wrote: >colleagues -- >i want to trim leading a trailing blanks off a string entered by a user >in a program -- the string is saved in local macro "model". the string >may be very long (longer than 256 characters). > >when i use the following line: > >local model = trim("`model'")

How about just

local model `model'

I believe leading and trailing blanks get striped that way.

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