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st: tsset woes

From   Christopher Baum <>
Subject   st: tsset woes
Date   Sun, 27 Jun 2004 06:42:29 -0400

Ky Tran wrote

I moved my data from Eviews to STATA and I am having difficulty in -tsset-
the data. The variable "date" imported and displayed as "01 Dec 90". I use

.format date %dm/y

and the variable is now displayed as "Dec/90". However, when I -tsset- the
data using

.tsset date, monthly

STATA gives the message:

. tsset date, monthly
        time variable: date, 2901m1 to 3159m9, but with gaps

But there is no gap in my monthly series. I could not do -dfuller- on the
dataset, and the message is:

. dfuller m1
no observations

per my posting last week, suggest that you -findit tsmktim-

I read the help online and the time series manual but couldn't find any
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