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Re: st: date function


From   "Sergiy Radyakin" <serjradyakin@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: date function
Date   Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:22:13 -0500

This will do it:

di ceil(strpos("jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec", "oct")/4)

Sergiy Radyakin





On 2/6/08, Visintainer, Paul <PAUL_VISINTAINER@nymc.edu> wrote:
> Is there a date function that converts a string variable containing only the text of the month into a numeric version of the month?  e.g.:  X has string values October, April, December, etc.  I want to create a new variable that is numeric with numbers 10, 04, 12, etc.   I thought -monthly( )- would do it, but I can't seem to get the right syntax.
>
> Thanks.
>
> -p
>
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