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Re: st: Converting year variable into a date variable


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Converting year variable into a date variable
Date   Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:09:36 +0000

. gen year2 = mdy(12, 31, year)

On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 10:47 AM, Erik Aadland <erikaadland@hotmail.com> wrote:

> I have a panel dataset in which I have the variable -year- that contains values of e.g. 1998, 1999, etc.
> I want to make a new -year2- variable and convert this one into a date variable.
> In particular, I want to convert each -year2- value into the last date for that year so that e.g. 1998 == 31.12.1998, 1999 == 31.12.1999, etc.
> How can this be accomplished?
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