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st: AW: RE: Extract Year from String

From   "Martin Weiss" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: AW: RE: Extract Year from String
Date   Tue, 13 Oct 2009 22:03:57 +0200


There is an entry in 

-help date_an_times-

that says:

"    Historical note:  Stata 10's date() function is much improved over that
of previous versions, and the mask is
        specified a little differently.  In previous versions, the codes for
year, month, and date were y, m, and d
        rather than Y, M, and D.  Under version control, the old codes are
allowed and, in fact, the original date()
        function is used.

        The big advantage of Stata 10's date() is that it will translate
run-together dates such as 20061201 (no
        special action by you required) and translate more complicated date
strings such as Wed Dec 01 14:22:43 CST
        2006 (special action required in how mask is specified, something
that the old date() would not have


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Gesendet: Dienstag, 13. Oktober 2009 21:54
Betreff: st: RE: Extract Year from String

Is there anything similar for v9.2?

di  year(dofc(clock("Dec/17/1998 11:30:00 PM", "MDY hms")))

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