|Title||Current date and time|
Jeremy B. Wernow, StataCorp
David Kantor, Johns Hopkins University
|Date||June 2000; updated February 2003|
You can put the current date and time into your log files by displaying the global macros where these values are stored.
. display "$S_DATE" 14 Feb 2003 . display "$S_TIME" 15:53:01 . display "$S_TIME $S_DATE" 15:53:17 14 Feb 2003
The current date and time are also available as part of the c() class, see [P] creturn.
. display c(current_date) 14 Feb 2003 . display c(current_time) 15:56:05 . display "`c(current_time)' `c(current_date)'" 15:56:32 14 Feb 2003
David Kantor suggests the following ado-file:
*! version 1.0 * Datetime procedure. Just displays the date and time. * Good for use in logged sessions. * By David Kantor. 9-26-97 version 7.0 program define datetime disp "DateTime: $S_DATE $S_TIME" end
It is then easy to include datetime in your do-files.