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st: Stata date


From   "Ray Hawkins" <sylviantas@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Stata date
Date   Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:22:05 -0500

Hi,

My date is stored in %td format, e.g., 

mydate
19aug2005

When I summarize mydate:

sum mydate

it produces results like the following. 
 
    Variable |       Obs        Mean    Std. Dev.       Min        Max
-------------+--------------------------------------------------------
       buydt |   9261737    16785.61    9.022221      16771      16801

Can I display the summary results in a specific format such as %td? This is
because the data is too big and sorting takes long time to see the min and
max dates. Or, is there a table that matches numbers to actual dates? The
help file says that:

%td dates 01jan0100 to 31dec9999 (integers -679,350 to 2,936,549)

Thank you,
Ray Hawkins.

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