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st: RE: RE: RE: stringto date


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: stringto date
Date   Fri, 30 Nov 2007 14:46:21 -0000

I am not sure whether this is flagged anywhere. It's arisen
several times on the list since Stata 10. No one pays much 
attention until it bites them!  

Rajesh Tharyan

Is there a good reference on how little things like this have changed
between version 9 and 10? 

Nick Cox

No. 

In Stata 10, try "DMY".  

Rajesh Tharyan

The command gen adate=date(date,"dmy"), where date is a string variable
works fine in stata9 

However, it generates missing values in stata10.

The format of the date is 

. describe date

                     storage   display     value
variable name   type    format        label      variable label
------------------------------------------------------------------------
----
---
date            str10          %10s                   Date

is this because the variable is named date?

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