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st: RE: option generate() not allowed


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: option generate() not allowed
Date   Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:52:28 +0100

This looks like correct syntax to me as of Stata 10.1 -- and indeed all
previous versions of -tostring- that I can recall. 

A different issue is that -tostring- with dates and without options is
unlikely to do what you want. You say nothing about what you want, but I
doubt it is what -tostring- does to dates by default. 

For example, if your variable contains today's date as a value then the
string equivalent is "17845". 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Fabian Brenner


tostring date, generate(date_as_string)

leads to:

option generate() not allowed
r(198);

what is wrong? 

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