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Re: st: getting Stata to understand the format of the dates


From   Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: getting Stata to understand the format of the dates
Date   Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:14:21 -0500

This will produce a date variable:

 gen edate1=date(dates,"MDY")
 format edate1 %td

and if you want the month

 gen emonth1=mofd(edate1)
 format emonth1 %tm

Then, you would declare your data time series data:

 tsset emonth1


hth,
Jeph


On 2/5/2013 1:10 PM, Tzaloupas Dimitrov wrote:
Dear all,

I have a column with this date format


  dates
01/07/2009
01/08/2009
01/09/2009
01/10/2009
01/11/2009
01/12/2009
01/01/2010
01/02/2010
01/03/2010
01/04/2010
01/05/2010
01/06/2010
01/07/2010


HOw can i get stata understand that this is a time series data set of monthly observations?

I tried something like

gen edate1 = monthly(dates, "DMY")

but it seems that it does not work

Any suggestions?

I use 64 bit Stata 11

thanks

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