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Re: st: datetime different in Stata 12?


From   Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: datetime different in Stata 12?
Date   Mon, 8 Oct 2012 12:23:15 -0400

On Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 12:07 PM, Skipper Seabold <jsseabold@gmail.com> wrote:
> Can anyone confirm that what's listed here [1] is correct for version
> 12? I'm using Stata 11.2 and I'm not getting this. Am I doing
> something wrong? According to the docs, the datetime/c listing should
> be
>
> 20jan2010 09:15:22.120
>
> In 11.2 I get
>
> 19nov2006 23:13:20
>
> What changed? Seems a bit too big to be leap years and leap seconds.
> Perhaps it's just a mistake?
>
> Similarly, the datetime/C value is not this either.
>
> set obs 1
> generate double datetime_c = 1479597200000 in 1
> format datetime_c %tc
>
> Now if I do
>
> clear
> set obs1
> generate double datetime_c = tc(20jan2010 09:15:22.120) in 1
>
> I get
>
> 1579598122120
>
> Surely the behavior of something so fundamental didn't change between
> 11.2 and 12.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Skipper
>
> [1] http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?datetime#s2

Similarly the quarterly example seems wrong, but this one's easier to spot.

Skipper
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