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Re: st: Date calculation


From   "Ziad El-Khatib" <Ziad.El-Khatib@ki.se>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Date calculation
Date   Sat, 27 Oct 2007 21:46:21 -0700

The original date format of the date var is %dD_m_Y
I checked the commands in STATA and they look correct, but i wonder
the current date format has to do with giving type mismatch result?

Thank you and best regards
ziad


> On 10/27/07, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > --- 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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