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Re: st: Date calculation


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Date calculation
Date   Sat, 27 Oct 2007 22:33:38 +0100 (BST)

--- Ziad El-Khatib <Ziad.El-Khatib@ki.se> wrote:
> when i type
> gen ndate = date(date, "DMY")
> 
> it sayd type mismatch, i am using ver 9.2, is it something in the
> text or version related?

Yes, this code was tested on Stata 10.0, when I just tested it in my
old Stata 9.2 I did not get that error message, but it did create
missing values instead, a look at -help date- told me that in 9.2 I
should use lower case instead of upper case letters:

gen ndate = date(date, "dmy")

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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