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st: RE: reading dates stored as string variable in .csv file


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: reading dates stored as string variable in .csv file
Date   Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:25:07 +0100

Your example is MDY, not DMY. 

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

Joshua A Shindell

I am having trouble reformatting date values of the form 12/31/08.  The variables are stored as a sting variable and the code  gen newdate= date(date, "DMY", 2010) is generating a large number of missing values.  I am using Stata 11.


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