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st: RE: How to show formatted date variable in graph

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: How to show formatted date variable in graph
Date   Mon, 17 Oct 2011 19:13:20 +0100

I'm surprised at this. Did you -tsset- your data? 

Graphs: A format such as you specify comes automatically in 

webuse turksales 
tsline sales
line sales t 
line sales t, xla(120(8)160) 

if you want something different, specify a -format()- suboption. 

line sales t, xla(120(8)160, format("%tqq_Cy"))

Tables: Many tables don't even promise to echo the format of the variable being tabulated. More specific details are needed, I think. 


Paul O'Brien

i have a variable for the quarter of the year in which a clinic visit occurred which i have formatted thus:

quarter 151 when formatted appears as 1997q4.

when i create a table or graph of visits the number 151 appears rather than 1997q4.

how to i get 1997q4 into the table and graph.

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