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RE: st: working with date values


From   tashi lama <ltashi32@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: working with date values
Date   Wed, 11 Jul 2012 14:23:19 +0000

You could change the display format of date 

 

format date %tdmonCCYY

 

see date display format 

 

Hope it helps, 

Tashi 

 


 


> Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:52:08 -0400
> From: walt@dataanalyticscorp.com
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: working with date values
> 
> Hi statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu,
> 
> I'm confused on handling dates. I imported a dataset on steel shipments 
> that has a variable called date. This is a string with the first date 
> value as "01/01/1984" for Jan 1, 1984. Using describe, I see that date 
> is str10 %10s. I then did
> 
> gen date2 = date(date, "MDY")
> 
> and the first value for date2 is 8766. Then I did
> 
> format %tm date2
> 
> and I expected to see jan1984 after doing a list. But I got 2690m7. 
> When I did
> 
> format %td date2
> 
> I got 01jan1984. I want jan1984. How do I do this? What is the 
> correct way to convert a string that's in the form "MM/DD/YYYY"?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Walt
> 
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