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Re: st: RE: statalist-digest V4 #4311

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: statalist-digest V4 #4311
Date   Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:16:07 +0200

On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Mark McCann <> wrote:
> Hello all,
>                I'm at a loss as to what's happening here. I have checked the help files and statalist, but I just can't make sense of this. My time variable appears to be reading seconds incorrectly, this happened before I added a dummy ":00" seconds onto the string variable, and after (as below). Any ideas on what is happening? I'm using Stata 11 on Windows
> gen space=" "
> gen seconds=":00"
> egen time1=concat(date space time seconds)
> gen time2=clock(time1,"DMYhms")
> format time2 %tc

replace 4th line to:
gen double time2 = clock(time1, "DMYhms")

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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