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Re: st: date conversion


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: date conversion
Date   Thu, 26 May 2011 14:19:32 +0100

gen mydate = string(month(date), "%02.0f") + string(day(date),
"%02.0f") + string(year(date))

I am assuming your years are all four-digit years, so that you are not
for example an ancient or medieval historian.

Nick

On Thu, May 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM, Michael Eisenberg
<meisenberg713@gmail.com> wrote:
> Colleagues,
>
> I need to convert a series of dates in my dataset to a specific format
> for a collaborator.  Currently, they are in the standard stata date
> format.
>
> I need to make them into string variables in the following format:
>
> 01051987 which is Jan 5, 1987
> 09151973 which is Sept 15, 1973
> 12302005 which is Dec 30, 2005
>
> where the month is always 2 characters and the day is also always 2
> characters and year is 4 characters.
>
> Is this possible?
>
> Thank you in advance.
>
> Mike
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