Sunday, March 12, 2006

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

remove the equals sign rafal

Quoting "reardon, sean f." <sreardon@stanford.edu>:

> 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'") > > this works fine as long as `model' is shorter than 256 characters. when > longer, stata truncates the string (i think at 256 characters). is > there an easy way to trim leading and trailing blanks from a long > string? (i'm travelling, so don't have access to my manuals right now > -- so apologies if there's a ready answer in the manuals. i couldn't > find anything on the statalist archives). > > 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 > _____________________________ > > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ >

================ Rafal Raciborski Graduate student Department of Political Science Emory University 301 Tarbutton Hall 1555 Dickey Drive Atlanta, GA 30322 404-378-9826 (home) rafal.raciborski@emory.edu http://www.roofoos.net/

* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


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