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


From   John-Paul Ferguson <jpferg@mit.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Extracting a string from c(current_time)
Date   Fri, 25 Mar 2005 09:12:44 -0500

That answered my question. Thanks to Joseph for a more compact way of doing it,
and to Ichiro for an explanation of where I was going wrong.

--John-Paul Ferguson

Quoting Ichiro Fujikake <fujikake@cc.miyazaki-u.ac.jp>:

> 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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