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st: set the date


From   STATA Dndee <statadndee@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: set the date
Date   Wed, 9 Apr 2008 21:27:29 +0100 (BST)

Hi 
I am new to STATA
I have 2 variables and want to set them as date with
as in the following:

1-Var1- Storage type str8, display format 0.9s. It has
month and year only like: 06/2005 . I want to assign
the day for it then set the day at 15 of each month :
15/05/2005.

2- Var2- Storage type double, display format %td and
writen like 26Nov2005. I want this to set it as date
and actualy don't know what double means.

3- Then I have to change them to numeric (var1n,
var2n) and substracte them: var3=var2n-var1n.

Sorry for such a simple question but I need help and
your reply is very much appreciated.

Regards




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