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st: Bug with date(.,.) function?

From   Mattia Landoni <>
Subject   st: Bug with date(.,.) function?
Date   Thu, 12 Apr 2012 01:27:55 -0400

Good morning, good people.

I was trying to plot a chart of some quantity and I discovered the following.

. dis date("01apr2011","DMY")
. dis date("01apr2011","dmy")

So far, so good. However, when using the tsline plot, it behaves the
opposite way:

. tsline jpod if date >=  date("01apr2011","dmy")
<correct graph>
. tsline jpod if date >=  date("01apr2011","DMY")
<blank graph>

I am using Stata 11 64bit on Win7. Any idea of whether this is fixable?

Mattia Landoni
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