Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Re: st: RE: Time/Date Functions

Aha! You are right (of course). I _am_ an idiot. I'm too embarrassed to explain where I went wrong. Thanks, Nick, for inadvertently making me see the light.

Danielle

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---------- Original Message ----------- From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> Sent: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 21:53:38 -0000 Subject: st: RE: Time/Date Functions

> You're not telling us everything, I surmise, > as there's nothing wrong with your syntax. > > . clear > > . set obs 1 > obs was 0, now 1 > > . gen month = 1 > > . gen day = 1 > > . gen year = 2000 > > . tempvar time > > . ge `time' = mdy(month, day, year) > > . ge junk = month(`time') > > . l > > +--------------------------------------+ > | month day year __000000 junk | > |--------------------------------------| > 1. | 1 1 2000 14610 1 | > +--------------------------------------+ > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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