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st: RE: RE: Time format
Thanks for the more personal comments.
On the key point: I am sure that StataCorp is
listening -- and that many people share your desire
for better support for time of day. Just offlist
I have someone else grumbling mightily in my ear
on exactly the same topic.
But on what is coming when, that is announced by
StataCorp about a week before each release!
As it says somewhere else:
Those who know do not say.
Those who say do not know.
Not Wittgenstein, or Yogi Berra, but the Tao.
> Thanks to both Nick and Joseph for the informative responses.
> A particular
> thanks is due to Nick for the amazing amount of useful
> information he posts
> every day to the list. Those of us who post only
> occasionally but read
> daily certainly appreciate it.
> My code had a way of rectifying the substr (non-)issue in
> this specific
> case, but Nick's solution is much more general and will be
> useful in other
> things, so thanks for that. More generally, though, my
> problems are not the
> ones enumerated in the code--those were fixed. The FAQ Nick
> linked to,
> which I somehow managed to miss in my pre-posting searches,
> illustrates the
> problem quite well. Graphing time plots is a chore, subject
> to homebrew
> solutions (official or otherwise). Graphing date plots is
> simple. Given
> that conceptually they seem very similar (IIRC, dates are
> stored as days
> from a starting point and formatted as the user specifies; in
> the homebrew
> examples, time is treated the same way), I was merely
> wondering if there
> were a better way. The way that Stata handles dates is so
> beautiful (and perhaps those who have worked with dates more
> than I would
> disagree, I do not know) that I was a bit puzzled as to why the same
> mechanism was not extended to time. Both of the examples
> kindly provided
> will work, but I'm sure I am not alone in being left a bit frustrated.
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