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st: RE: Show formats in -display-?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Show formats in -display-?
Date   Tue, 4 Apr 2006 10:34:05 +0100

Apart from direct answers to this question, see also on 
closely related questions -summdate- from SSC and 

FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Generating the last date
               4/05    How can I generate a variable containing the last of
                several dates?
                http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/lastdate.html

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Danielle H. Ferry

> 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? 

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