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st: variable

From   Thomas Speidel <>
Subject   st: variable
Date   Fri, 08 Apr 2005 09:47:08 -0600


Assuming your Var1 is numeric, try this:

. tostring var1, gen(date)
. gen day=substr(date,1,2)
. gen month=substr(date, 3, 2)
. gen year=substr(date, 5, 8)

At some point you may need to go back to the full date:
. destring day, gen(day1)
. destring month, gen(month1)
. destring year, gen(year1)
. gen date2=mdy(month1, day1, year1)
. format date2 %d

Hope this helps,

Thomas Speidel
Statistical Associate
Department of Oncology
Tom Baker Cancer Centre
1331 - 29th Street N.W.
Calgary, AB, T2N 4N4

Tel. (403) 944-4135

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