2024 Stata Biostatistics and Epidemiology Virtual Symposium · 22 February
|Current date and time
Jeremy B. Wernow, StataCorp
David Kantor, Johns Hopkins University
You can put the current date and time into your log files by displaying the global macros where these values are stored.
. display "$S_DATE" 14 Feb 2003 . display "$S_TIME" 15:53:01 . display "$S_TIME $S_DATE" 15:53:17 14 Feb 2003
The current date and time are also available as part of the c() class, see [P] creturn.
. display c(current_date) 14 Feb 2003 . display c(current_time) 15:56:05 . display "`c(current_time)' `c(current_date)'" 15:56:32 14 Feb 2003
David Kantor suggests the following ado-file:
*! version 1.0 * Datetime procedure. Just displays the date and time. * Good for use in logged sessions. * By David Kantor. 9-26-97 version 7.0 program define datetime disp "DateTime: $S_DATE $S_TIME" end
It is then easy to include datetime in your do-files.
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