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Re: st: string translation : date & time


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: string translation : date & time
Date   Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:30:17 +0200

Alright statalist, happy to share how I worked my way out. I appended
the following command to the earlier ones.
temp=monthly(date,"MY",2100) if yofd(dofm(monthly(date,"MY",2000)))<1920
While I haven't been able to figure out the explanation still,
nevertheless, I am a bit hesitant to cry bug!
Cheers
Abhimanyu




On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
<abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear statalist
> I just got myself in a puzzling situation.
> I had a variable string variable date taking up values
> Jan-90...Jan-99...Jan-00...Jan-01...Jan-10 and so on for different
> months.
> Making use of the time and date functions I typed the following commands
>
> gen temp=monthly(date,"MY",2000) *2000 is the base year*
>
> Subsequently, -format temp %tm - yields for the above months
> respectively, 1990m1...1999m1...2000m1...1901m1...1910m1 and so on.
>
> I an eager to know what could be the possible reason? And possible
> rectifying steps (both in terms of the possible commands I used
> initially and suppose given the output, into the desired form which is
> needless to say is 2001m1, 2010m1 etc?
>
> Best regards
> Abhimanyu
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