Friday, March 17, 2006
-- Re: st: Writing out Names with special signs or words -- Can't write
Thanks for sending me the example. Unfortunately, I can replicate the results.
I write down a small DO file, writing all 33 examples of names as in my first posting, but the program starts to have error messeages. For example:
(1) Example 1 gen x30= ""CDC POINT - S.P.A. (ANCHE IN FORM";
-- error message is: . gen x30= ""CDC POINT - S.P.A. (ANCHE IN FORM" invalid 'POINT' r(198);
(2) Example 2: . gen x34= "Weird Combination (quotes "-and hyphen' a]pos`trophe 1-d_5." and not found r(111);
Writing out to text file: file open wot2 using L:\wtest3.txt, write append
. file write wot2 _n "`x'"
. file write wot2 _n "` x '"
And the text file only show blanks lines !!
I have more than one million names to do, so it is almost impossible to search for weird combinations of signs manually.
Similarly, the same problems also exist when I "chop" the names into parts and compare those parts to other names' part.
But many thanks for your example code.
---------------------- >From: "Austin Nichols" <email@example.com> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org >To: email@example.com >Subject: Re: st: Writing out Names with special signs or words >Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 16:13:32 -0500 > >There's no reason you shouldn't be able to write out the strings you >have shown, but it's possible that by pasting the strings into email, >you have stripped out some problematic characters. >____________________ >set obs 1 >gen x="`IPAD AD DOBOJ" >file open f using /f.txt, write replace >file write f _n "`=x'" >file close _all >type /f.txt > >`IPAD AD DOBOJ >____________________ >works, so the string as shown is fine. Do you need the special >characters in the names--they are not readable as is, anyway, right? >Unless you specify a Bosnian font for only the Bosnian names, which is >not possible for most applications. If you don't need them, see >-findit charlist- for a way to identify them and then zap them with >(for example) the subinstr() function. > >* >* 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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