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Re: st: date command error?


From   Steven Archambault <archstevej@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: date command error?
Date   Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:02:54 -0700

Thanks for the clarifications! I had looked at that file, but was
having trouble figuring it out! I've found the date "function" help
files challenging, I don't know why!

On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:33 PM, Ryan Kessler
<ryan.kessler.stata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Oops --- wrong link. Here is the correct one -->
> http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/faq/string_dates.htm
>
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 1:30 AM, Ryan Kessler
> <ryan.kessler.stata@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Steve,
>>
>> You need to deal with your two-digit years. For example:
>>
>> input str25 datestr
>> "01/15/96"
>> "01/15/1996"
>> "01/15/2013"
>> "01/15/13"
>> end
>>
>> gen dates = date(datestr, "MDY", 2013)
>> format dates %td
>>
>> Documentation here -->
>> http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2013-01/msg00548.html
>>
>> Ryan Kessler
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 11:19 PM, Steven Archambault
>> <archstevej@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I am running Stata 12 on a Mac, and am having trouble with the date command.
>>>
>>> My datestr values are in the format MM/DD/YY
>>>
>>> I am trying to convert these to a date format using
>>>
>>> gen dates=date(datestr, "MDY")
>>>
>>> dates is generated, but its an empty column. Is there something I'm missing?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Steve
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