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Re: st: Week() Function


From   "Eric G. Wruck" <ewruck@econalytics.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Week() Function
Date   Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:55:21 -0400

Thanks, Brian -- that's what I was looking for.  And thanks, Nick, for the explanation.

EGW


>On Wed, 25 Jul 2007, Eric G. Wruck wrote:
>
>>I was trying to use the week function to graph weekly totals. However, I get some squirrelly results.  Am I doing something wrong or have I uncovered a bug?
>>
>>
>>. gen week = week(date2)
>>
>>. format week %tw
>>
>>. l date2 week
>>
>>    +---------------------+
>>    |     date2      week |
>>    |---------------------|
>> 1. | 16jul2007   1960w30 |
>> 2. | 17jul2007   1960w30 |
>>    +---------------------+
>>
>
>Eric,
>
>I suspect you want to use the wofd() function instead:
>
>   . gen week2 = wofd(date2)
>   . format week2 %tw
>   . list date2 week2
>
>     +---------------------+
>     |     date2     week2 |
>     |---------------------|
>  1. | 16jul2007   2007w29 |
>  2. | 17jul2007   2007w29 |
>     +---------------------+
>
>
>Both those dates occurred in the 29th week of 2007.
>
>   -- Brian Poi
>      bpoi@stata.com


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