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st: AW: Dates, strings, formats & labels: tab / tabstat / table


From   "Allan Reese (Cefas)" <allan.reese@cefas.co.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: Dates, strings, formats & labels: tab / tabstat / table
Date   Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:44:28 +0100

Martin Weiss advises:
> You need to use the -monthly- function to get this right. Your "date"
is
> formatted "%tdMY" which is not what you want and leads to all the
confusion:

Thanks for the hint.  RTFMing, I see "a %td value is sometimes called a
%d value ...because in Stata's history %d values predated the other %t
values."  Yes, I was alive when %d roamed the range, devouring
yet-to-evolve %ts.

%tm will meet my needs better, but that affects only the internal
storage.  There is nothing wrong with an output conversion of %tdMY.
The commands -tab-, -table- and -tabstat- (& any other) should be
consistent.

Best wishes
Allan


R Allan Reese
Senior statistician, Cefas
The Nothe, Weymouth DT4 8UB 

Tel: +44 (0)1305 206614 -direct
Fax: +44 (0)1305 206601 

www.cefas.co.uk 




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