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Re: st: RE: Date + Time of Day


From   "Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Date + Time of Day
Date   Wed, 15 Jun 2005 10:49:55 -0400

Ok, I see that StatTransfer did exactly what you describe.  I guess if I want to tabulate transactions by date I'll have to create a separate date field that holds the integer portion of the date -- right?

Thanks,

Eric


>As an alternative to Joseph's ODBC suggestion... If you have StatTransfer, then you can bring the data into Stata with -inputst- and this will bring the date/time field in as a numeric daily date with a fractional part representing the time.
>
>For example 6pm today would be 16602.75
>
>The only problem with this is that Stata has no date/time display format, so with %d display format this would just show "15jun2005".
>
>David
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Eric G. Wruck [mailto:ewruck@econalytics.com]
>Sent: 15 June 2005 14:41
>To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>Subject: st: Date + Time of Day
>
>
>I have an Excel spreadsheet which includes a date column & dates are
>in the following form:
>
>11/14/2000  16:27:00
>
>That is, the date includes the time of day.  I've searched my Stata 9
>manuals & all I can find on time is part of c(return) where one can
>use c(current_time) but this doesn't seem relevant/helpful.
>
>Is there a format that includes time as part of a date, or do I have
>to parse this field out & create my own separate time variable?  What
>do others do to handle this?
>
>Thanks,
>
>Eric


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