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st: define variable to be date


From   "Braunfels, Philipp (Stud. SBE / Alumni)" <P.Braunfels@student.maastrichtuniversity.nl>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: define variable to be date
Date   Sun, 17 Jun 2012 20:40:44 +0200

Dear Statlisters,
I reshaped my panel-dataset from wide to long format and now have a variable called "month" that serves as date variable in my dataset (covering 10 years). Now I want to run the <xtset> command but apparently "month" is not identified as date variable by stata (current type is "float"). The variable Month looks as follows:

Month
12001
22001
32001
...
112001
122001
12002
...

I looked at the stata archive but still cannot figure out how I can tell stata that the values (e.g. 12001) are supposed to be dates (e.g. Jan 2001). I tried the command - gen date = date(month, "MY") - but I am returned "(r 109) "type mismatch". I would appreciate any help on this issue. 
Thanks in advance!


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