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Re: st: Stata date


From   Rebecca Pope <rebecca.a.pope@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Stata date
Date   Tue, 9 Apr 2013 11:31:02 -0500

Ray,
See -help summarize-. You'll notice that the -format- option will
cause the results to be displayed using the same format as the
variable, in your case %td.

Regards,
Rebecca

On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 11:22 AM, Ray Hawkins <sylviantas@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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