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Re: st: RE: Listing un-formatted dates


From   "Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Listing un-formatted dates
Date   Wed, 23 Feb 2005 10:58:26 -0500

I put your listndf in my ado folder & it works wonderfully -- thanks much.

Eric


>Yes, it is awkward but if you do it
>on the fly within a program, it is
>relatively painless.
>
>This hack points in one possible direction:
>
>------------------------------ listndf.ado
>*! 1.0.0 NJC list with no date formatting
>* syntax is just "listndf [varlist] [if] [in] [ , list_options ]"
>program listndf
>	version 8.2
>	syntax [varlist] [if] [in] [, SUBVARname * ]
>
>	marksample touse, novarlist
>	qui count if `touse'
>	if r(N) == 0 error 2000
>
>	foreach v of local varlist {
>		local format : format `v'
>		if inlist(substr("`format'",2,1), "d", "t") {
>			tempvar V
>			clonevar `V' = `v'
>			format `V' %7.0g
>			char `V'[varname] `v'
>			local tolist "`tolist' `V'"
>		}
>		else local tolist "`tolist' `v'"
>	}	
>			
>	list `tolist' if `touse', subvarname `options'
>end	
>-------------------------------
>
>Nick
>n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
>Eric G. Wruck
> 
>> I have a date variable that is in Stata date -- i.e., the number of
>> elapsed days since January 1, 1960.  This variable is formatted as
>> %dm-Y.  Is there a way to list the elapsed date values after I've
>> formatted them (I was thinking along the lines of <list, nolabel> but
>> can't find such an animal)?  I know I could always format the
>> variable back, or generate a new variable, but this strikes me as
> > somewhat awkward.


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