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RE: st: date function


From   "Visintainer, Paul" <PAUL_VISINTAINER@NYMC.EDU>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: date function
Date   Wed, 6 Feb 2008 16:37:45 -0500

Thanks Sergiy and Arun.   Both are interesting solutions and do the job.
For some reason, I thought there was a specific date function that did
this.

-p

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Sergiy
Radyakin
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 4:22 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: date function

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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