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Re: st: RE: changing observations under one variable


From   Rudy Hover <rudy.hover@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: changing observations under one variable
Date   Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:23:35 +0200

Thank you for the reply tashi

what do you mean with try format %tdCCYYdd ?
How can I replace the observations as I meant?


On Apr 24, 2012, at 2:14 PM, tashi lama wrote:

> 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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