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Re: st: how create a year variable


From   Kyle Hood <kyle.hood@yale.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how create a year variable
Date   Tue, 14 Nov 2006 18:02:40 -0500 (EST)

how about

. gen year = real( substr( date , 7 , 1 ) )

Look at

. help strfun

for specifics.  "date" is the name of the date variable.

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Giulio Michele Bosio (giulio.bosio) wrote:

Dear all,

I'm working on a panel of administrative data of employment episodes. I have a variable in mdy format (%dD/N/CY) that gives me the beginning of each job spells. I need to use panel routine in Stata and so I would like to know if it's possible to extract from this variable the year to generate a year variable for each observation and how to do this. What commands I have to digit?

Than you very much in advance.

Giulio Bosio

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