I am trying to merge several files. To do this I need to format the
widths of string variables so that they are all 255. I did the same to
the numeric variables using Format all (F40.0).
Also I am trying to turn string variables into numeric variables.
I have string id variables of the form 12-3456-7 and I would like to
turn them into three variables of '12''3456''7'.
If you could also send your replies to firstname.lastname@example.org it
would be greatly appreciated.