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RE: st: Years to dates


From   "Terra Curtis" <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: Years to dates
Date   Tue, 20 Sep 2005 14:51:59 -0400

Thanks, Sebastian.  I got it to work using your method and then formating
the new variable:

format variable1 %dN/D/Y 
format variable2 %dN/D/Y

so that it would make sense to the human reader. 

Terra


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Seb Buechte
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:26 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: Years to dates

Terra Curtis asked for an easy way to create a certain date within a known
year:

I think of one way, eventhough I am not very familiar with time-series data,
I guess it should still work:

(let the variable "year" be the container of your years than it should work
the following way:)

gen variable1=mdy(1,1,year)
gen variable2=mdy(12,31,year)

kind regards
sebastian


On 9/20/05, Terra Curtis <terra.curtis@cambridgefinance.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalist,
> 
> I have a two variables of type %ty (for example, 1998).  I wish to 
> change
> variable1 to 01/01/1998 and variable2 to 12/31/1998.  Is there an easy 
> way of doing this?
> 
> Thanks,
> Terra
> 
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