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st: date functions: from monthly to quarterly only through daily?


From   "Impavido, Gregorio" <GImpavido@imf.org>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: date functions: from monthly to quarterly only through daily?
Date   Fri, 11 May 2012 09:39:45 -0400

Dear all,

I have a string variable containing quarterly dates in the form:

. li date

	date 
1.	Dec1977 
2.	Mar1978
.....etc.

I want to convert it into quarterly date (Stata format).  Is there a better way than the following?

* begin code
gen timem = monthly(date,"MY")
gen timed = dofm(timem) 
gen timeq = qofd(timed)
format timeq %tq
* end code

I could not find a -qofm()- function but ideally, I would like to get it in the first line through an the right specification of -quarterly()-

Gregorio



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