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st: RE: RE: date functions


From   "Higdon, Keith M." <khigdon@sedgwickcms.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: date functions
Date   Thu, 17 Apr 2003 08:36:59 -0500

Thanks for your response.  I thought I was missing something.  Thanks
again.

Keith

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Cox [mailto:n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk] 
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 3:20 AM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: date functions

Higdon, Keith M. (modulo deprecated MIME/HTML) 

> Is there a way to use the gen edate function to transform numerous 
> date fields into elapsed dates with different variable names?  

Other answers have not addressed the issue of multiple variables. 

For that, I recommend a -foreach- loop and some systematic name 
change such as a prefix: 

foreach v of var <varlist> { 
	gen e`v' = <function call> 
} 

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

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