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st: RE: date formatting


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: date formatting
Date   Thu, 19 Feb 2004 13:03:34 -0000

There is an FAQ 

How do I convert date variables into Stata elapsed dates 
when the numbers run together, like 4151999? 

at http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/dateseq.html

A canned solution is offered by -todate- on SSC. 

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

nchristopher@chmca.org
 
> A simple question for which I've had trouble finding an answer:
> 
> A file has a date variable without delimiters -
> 
> 19930407
> 19911201
> 19971103
> 
> 
> I need to extract the first four digits as a new variable 'year'.

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