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Re: st: Extracting a string from c(current_time)


From   Ichiro Fujikake <fujikake@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Extracting a string from c(current_time)
Date   Fri, 25 Mar 2005 15:10:08 +0900

Hi

Another way is to use
    local time =c(current_time)
or
    local time `c(current_time)'
in place of
    local time c(current_time)

I might be incorrect, but my guess here is that when macro time is called at
subinstr, it is treated as string, so that c() isn't evaluated. It should
have evaluated before it was placed in macro time, and that's = or `' does.
Joseph Conveney's solution also uses `c()' for the same reason.

Ichiro


On 05.3.25 14:38, "Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com> wrote:

> John-Paul Ferguson wrote (excerpted):
> 
> My question therefore is this: how can I retrieve the current date or time
> and hold it as a genuine string, such that I can manipulate it?
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Something like the following should work.
> 
> Joseph Coveney
> 
> 
> program autolog
>      local now = subinstr("`c(current_time)'", ":", "", .)
>      local today = string(date("`c(current_date)'", "dmy"), "%dCYND")
>      local timestamp `today'T`now'
> // capture log close
>      log using `timestamp'.log, replace
> end
> 
> 
> . autolog
> (note: file A:\20050325T143342.log not found)
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------------
>        log:  A:\20050325T143342.log
>   log type:  text
>  opened on:  25 Mar 2005, 14:33:43
> 
> . log close
>        log:  A:\20050325T143342.log
>   log type:  text
>  closed on:  25 Mar 2005, 14:33:46
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------------
> 
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