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Re: st: RE: using dates with inrange()


From   David Souther <davidsoutheremail@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: using dates with inrange()
Date   Mon, 19 Apr 2010 10:11:16 -0500

Thanks Nick!

On Mon, Apr 19, 2010 at 9:56 AM, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> You could use something like
>
> ... if inrange(date, mdy(8,15,1999), mdy(8,14,2000))
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> David Souther
>
> I'm trying to figure out how to create a variable that coded according
> to whether it falls in certain time periods in my dataset.  So, I've
> got data like
>
> input date
> "03/29/2000"
> "04/21/2001"
> "08/07/2002"
> "09/01/2001"
>
> and I format the dates with
>
> replace date = date(date, "MDY")
> format date %td
>
> but I want an indicator that is 1 if the dates are in the range Aug.
> 15, 1999 to Aug. 14, 2000 and indicator = 2 if in the range Aug. 15,
> 2000 to Aug. 14, 2001 and so on, but I cannot figure out how to get
> inrange() to work (or some other method to create this indicator):
>
> generate ind = .
> replace ind = 1 if inrange(date, 15aug1999, 14aug2000)
>
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