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st: RE: Extracting Time from Excel Sheet


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Extracting Time from Excel Sheet
Date   Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:56:23 -0000

It is unclear what you are doing wrong. In principle, -substr()- is
enough. 

In addition to other excellent suggestions, note that -split- is
customised for this kind of task. See the help for relevant examples. 

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

jasonm@ucla.edu

I want to extract the time from v1
Sep/09/1998 08:42:00 PM
where v1 is
str24  %24s
However, all I can extract is
08:42:00 PM
when using substr.
I would like to extract the hours (eg 8) and PM or AM.

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