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st: RE: ISO 8601 date-time format in Stata 10

From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: ISO 8601 date-time format in Stata 10
Date   Wed, 22 Aug 2007 14:02:21 -0400


I think format %tCCCYY-NN-DD!THH:MM:SS gets what you want.

-mytime- below is a double precision variable formated as above.

     |             timestr                mytime |
  1. | 22 08 2007 23:54:00   2007-08-22T23:54:00 |
  2. | 22 08 2007 11:54:01   2007-08-22T11:54:01 |
  3. |  22 08 2007 6:56:10   2007-08-22T06:56:10 |

I generated this by typing in the -timestr- values then
converted them to internal format via:

.. gen double mytime = Clock(timestr, "DMY hms")

Note that you must be careful with -Clock()- vs. clock() 
and other such things to be sure that the leap seconds work out right.


Thomas J. Steichen
-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Joseph Coveney
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 3:15 AM
To: Statalist
Subject: st: ISO 8601 date-time format in Stata 10

Could someone show what the format statement is in order to get the
following date-time format for a double-precision variable containing a 


I've read the help file for dates and times, but am unable to use the new 
syntax correctly.

Joseph Coveney

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