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Re: st: -display-

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: -display-
Date   Mon, 21 Jan 2008 21:31:45 +0000 (GMT)

--- Ward Vanlaar <[email protected]> wrote:
> I am trying to convert a date (January 1st 2003) into a macro using 
> -display- that I could use to compare the result with a variable
> 'edate1' that contains dates (basically to drop cases if 'edate1' is
> smaller than January 1st 2003). The code that I used (see below) does
> not work (Stata executes the first line and displays the converted
> date but stops there).
> display d(01jan2003) _request(_startd)
> drop if edate1<`startd'

drop if edate1 < mdy(1,1,2003)

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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