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Re: st: error: invalid ticklist "01jan2000" must be number


From   Zachary Mayer <zach.mayer@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: error: invalid ticklist "01jan2000" must be number
Date   Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:57:56 -0400

I'll give them a call.  I'm now convinced it has something to do with
the format I have the date variable in or how I tsset the dataset.

Thanks!

-Zach

On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 1:50 AM, Michael N. Mitchell
<Michael.Norman.Mitchell@gmail.com> wrote:
> Howdy
>
>  I cannot see anything wrong with your command at all. As you show (and I
> verified) it works great with the -tsline2- example you show, and I tried
> variations of inserting bad dates and could not reproduce this error.
> Perhaps this is one for tech support?
>
> Best luck!
>
> Michael N. Mitchell
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>
>
>
> On 2010-09-10 12.16 PM, Zachary Mayer wrote:
>>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I am attempting the following command:
>> tsline y, ttick(01jan2000 31dec2000)
>>
>> But I get the following error:
>> 'invalid ticklist "01jan2000" must be number'
>>
>> Which is weird, because this command works fine:
>>
>> sysuse tsline2, clear
>> tsset day
>> tsline calories, ttick(28nov2002 25dec2002, tpos(in)) ttext(3470
>> 28nov2002 "thanks" 3470 25dec2002 "x-mas", orient(vert))
>>
>> What am I doing wrong?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>> -Z
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