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RE: st: RE: changing observations under one variable


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: changing observations under one variable
Date   Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:14:23 +0000

Try format %tdCCYYdd . 

 

All the best.

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> From: n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:08:19 +0100
> Subject: st: RE: changing observations under one variable
>
> The word format means so many things! "29jan1999" is not a format in the sense of -format-. It might the result of setting a particular format?
>
> Is -date- a string variable? Is it a numeric variable with a date format assigned.
>
> Do you want another string variable? Do you want a numeric variable with a specified display -format-?
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Rudy Hover
>
> I have one variable called 'date' with observations in the format '29jan1999' until '19dec2006', so the last working day of the month, the month and then the year. I want to change this to the format '199901' or '200612', so I don't need the day anymore, only the year and then the month. Could you help me how to replace?
>
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