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Re: st: RE: How to show formatted date variable in graph


From   "paul o'brien" <paul.obrien@afe2.org.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: How to show formatted date variable in graph
Date   Mon, 17 Oct 2011 23:39:36 +0100

am not sure i have time series data, rather observations with data on
events that occurred at a clinic visit, such as an particular drug was
prescribed as on a particular date. what i want is simply a table of
the number of visits at our clinics in each quarter. i have a variable
quarter with for example, one observation having the value 151 when
formatted appears in the browser as 1997q4. i simply want to produce a
bar chart for the number of visits in each quarter with 1997q4 showing
as one of the time periods.

hope that makes sense.

paul

On 17 October 2011 19:13, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
>
> I'm surprised at this. Did you -tsset- your data?
>
> Graphs: A format such as you specify comes automatically in
>
> webuse turksales
> tsline sales
> line sales t
> line sales t, xla(120(8)160)
>
> if you want something different, specify a -format()- suboption.
>
> line sales t, xla(120(8)160, format("%tqq_Cy"))
>
> Tables: Many tables don't even promise to echo the format of the variable being tabulated. More specific details are needed, I think.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Paul O'Brien
>
> i have a variable for the quarter of the year in which a clinic visit occurred which i have formatted thus:
>
> quarter 151 when formatted appears as 1997q4.
>
> when i create a table or graph of visits the number 151 appears rather than 1997q4.
>
> how to i get 1997q4 into the table and graph.
>
>
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