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RE: st: RE: date function


From   "Steichen, Thomas J." <SteichT@rjrt.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: date function
Date   Fri, 26 Oct 2007 15:08:12 -0400

Requires cap letters:  gen mydate=date( surgery_date, "DMY")


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Thomas J. Steichen
steicht@rjrt.com
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Tina Hernandez-Boussard
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2007 3:01 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: date function

Sorry, typo, but still get the error:

gen mydate=date( surgery_date, "dmy")
(737 missing values generated)




On Oct 26, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Nick Cox wrote:

> mdy? dmy! N
>
> Tina Hernandez-Boussard
>
> Looking for some help converting my string data to a %td.
>
> My date is a str11 as follows:
>
>     | surgery_d~e |
>       |-------------|
>    1. | 20-Jun-2005 |
>    2. | 22-Mar-2005 |
>    3. | 29-Nov-2005 |
>    4. | 18-Apr-2006 |
>    5. | 28-Sep-2004 |
>
> When I try to convert this is a date, gen mydate=date( surgery_date,
> "mdy")
>
> I just get a variable with all values missing.
>
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