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Re: st: RE: date formatting


From   Rodrigo Briceño <rjbriceno@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: date formatting
Date   Tue, 12 Oct 2010 15:20:30 -0600

thanks Nick and Phil. That's what I needed!

2010/10/12 Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>:
> I don't have access to Stata 9 but will make various guesses: something like
>
> gen date = cond(_n <= 185705, date(t, "dmy"), date(t, "mdy"))
>
> seems called for.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Rodrigo Briceño
>
> I'm using stata 9  and windows XP. I need to format
> a date variable in order to be able to define a panel dataset. My time
> variable (t) is in the format day/month/year, but the tricky thing is
> that this format changes for a specific set of observations. From
> 1-185705 the time variable is dd/mm/yy, but from 185706-360288 the
> format is mm/dd/yy. I imported the data from excel using insheet.
>
> Before knowing about the existence of the two different formats of
> time in my variable I used: generate t2=date(t,"dmy"), but then a lot
> of missing values appeared. What do you think it is plausible to be
> used so I can get my new time variable (t2) that considers the
> differences in formats already present in my stata dataset?
>
>
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