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st: RE: Time/Date Functions


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Time/Date Functions
Date   Wed, 15 Mar 2006 21:53:38 -0000

You're not telling us everything, I surmise, 
as there's nothing wrong with your syntax. 

. clear 

. set obs 1 
obs was 0, now 1

. gen month = 1 

. gen day = 1 

. gen year = 2000 

. tempvar time

. ge `time' = mdy(month, day, year)

. ge junk = month(`time')

. l 

     +--------------------------------------+
     | month   day   year   __000000   junk |
     |--------------------------------------|
  1. |     1     1   2000      14610      1 |
     +--------------------------------------+

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Danielle H. Ferry
 
> I apologize in advance b/c I think the answer must be obvious 
> - but I can't
> seem to make this work and it is driving me nuts. 
> 
> I am trying to do the following:
> 
> tempvar time;
> ge `time' = mdy(month, day, year);
> ge junk = month(`time');
> 
> The var `time' works fine. But I get only missing values for 
> junk. What am I
> being thickheaded about? 
> 

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