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Re: st: Re: Show formats in -display-?


From   "Rodrigo Alfaro" <ralfaro76@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Re: Show formats in -display-?
Date   Mon, 3 Apr 2006 15:27:11 -0400

qui sum Time
local maxTime=r(max)
di %tm `maxTime'

----- Original Message ----- From: "Danielle H. Ferry" <dferry@nber.org>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 3:06 PM
Subject: Re: st: Re: Show formats in -display-?



Sorry. This doesn't appear to work, however:
di "`maxTime'" %tm

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---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Mon, 03 Apr 2006 14:51:59 -0400
Subject: st: Re: Show formats in -display-?

Please try the built-in help before asking the list. -help display-
will show you how to specify formats

----- Original Message ----- From: "Danielle H. Ferry" <dferry@nber.org>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, April 03, 2006 2:40 PM
Subject: st: Show formats in -display-?

> Hi,
> I have a variable, time, which is formatted as %tm. I want to find the
> most
> recent date for which I have data, save that date in a local macro, and
> display that time before I do some stuff. However, if I say something
> this:
>
> di "`maxTime'"
>
> ... then I see the Stata elapsed time rather than something like > 2006m1.
> How
> can I make it show the formatted time?
>
> Danielle Ferry
>
> --
> National Bureau of Economic Research <http://www.nber.org>

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