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st: Re: data extraction by date

From   "Michael Blasnik" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Re: data extraction by date
Date   Tue, 2 Dec 2003 11:16:37 -0500

You seem to be new to Stata syntax -- you should try the help system first
rather than ask the list a basic question that is readily answerable from
help.   A one-time indulgence:

gen byte var2=day(var1)<11 & month(var1)==1

will create var2=1 if var1 is a date before Jan. 11 and zero otherwise

Michael Blasnik

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Carney" <>
To: <>; <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2003 10:49 AM
Subject: st: data extraction by date

> I have a series of stock returns sorted by Stata's standard date form
(that is, when 0 = 1Jan 1960). Is it possible for me to create a data set
with 1 for all dates ranging from 1 jan to 10 jan (including all years) and
zero otherwise. I've tried
> .   gen var2 = var1 if doy(1/4), month(1)
> but it doesn't seem to work. Any help would be appreciated immensely!!!
> regards,
> Mike

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