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Re: st: on converting dates in stata


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: on converting dates in stata
Date   Sun, 4 Sep 2011 01:29:46 +0100

Another way to do it

ym(floor(date1/100), mod(date1,100))

On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 12:36 AM, Phil Clayton
<philclayton@internode.on.net> wrote:

> Not sure if this is the most efficient, but I would:
> 1. convert it to a string
> 2. convert the string to a "day" format date using the date() function
> 3. convert the "day" format date to a "month" format date using the mofd() function
>
> You can do all of the above in a single line. Example:
>
> input date1
> 200601
> 200602
> 200603
> 200604
> end
>
> gen date2=mofd(date(string(date1), "YM"))
> format %tm date2
> list
>
> Phil
>
> On 04/09/2011, at 6:24 AM, rado645-bg@yahoo.de wrote:
>

>> I have monthly dates in excel in the following form:
>>
>>
>> 200601
>> 200602
>> 200603
>> 200604
>> ...
>>
>> I upload it in Stata and it appears numeric. I have tried a few options with the date command - but I was unsuccessful in converting the variable in the correct formt (mmyyy).
>>
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