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st: RE: Splitting a numeric variable


From   "Nick Winter" <nwinter@policystudies.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Splitting a numeric variable
Date   Thu, 15 Aug 2002 12:55:31 -0400

> -----Original Message-----
> From: VISINTAINER PAUL [mailto:VISINT@NYMC.EDU] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 12:13 PM
> To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject: st: Splitting a numeric variable
> 
> Quick question.
> 
> I have a numeric variable (float) of the form:  19460515
> 
> The variable actually refers to the date, May 15, 1946.  
> Truncating and
> concatenating functions appear to operate only on string 
> variables.  What
> approach can I use to change this to the correct date?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Paul visintainer

Assuming the variable is called datevar:

  gen year = int(datevar/10000)
  gen month = int((datevar-year*10000)/100)
  gen day = datevar-year*10000-month*100
  gen newdate=mdy(month,day,year)
  format newdate %d

Nick Winter

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