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From |
Simon Falck <sfalckstata@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: Question on converting time-variable |

Date |
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:53:03 +0200 |

Nick,

Thanks! Best, Simon On 2013-10-01 16:52, Nick Cox wrote:

The assumption here is that 2400 should be 0000, but otherwise the day is correct. If you think that the day should be the next day, you would need add 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000 milliseconds to the time. Nick njcoxstata@gmail.com On 1 October 2013 10:32, Barclay Matthew (PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND) <matthewbarclay@nhs.net> wrote:Hi Simon, One approach would be: // string containing first half of start variable gen pre_start = substr(start,1,11) // string containing second half... gen post_start = substr(start,-4,.) // replace "2400" with "0000" replace post_start = "0000" if post_start == "2400" // recombine pre_ and post_start egen new_start = concat(pre_start post_start) // generate starttime etc HTH, Matt -----Original Message----- From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Simon Falck Sent: 01 October 2013 09:55 To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject: st: Question on converting time-variable Dear Statalist, Working with Stata 11.2, I want to convert two string variables (start, stop) with time information showing year-month-day-hour-minutes, e.g. "1998 10 19 1000" to time-format so "01oct1998 10:00:00", which can easily done by, gen double starttime=clock(start, "YMDhm") format starttime %tc However, it appears that my timevariables (strings), i.e. the strings, sometimes indicate midnight as 2400, e.g. "2004 12 13 2400" and sometime as 0000, e.g. "1999 10 26 0000", and Stata seems only to accept the latter, implying that observations that indicate midnight as "2400" are not converted. My question how to convert observations that indicate midnight as 2400 to 0000 in the string variable(s), or to time variable(s)?* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: RE: Question on converting time-variable***From:*"Barclay Matthew (PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND)" <matthewbarclay@nhs.net>

**Re: st: RE: Question on converting time-variable***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

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