dates in @elem

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dates in @elem

Postby EviewsUser1 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:23 pm

I define the start date of the sample:

%start="1984q1"

and I want to extract a single data point for that series dat using @elem

scalar first_actual=@elem(dat,"1984q1")

but instead of using "1984q1" I would like to use %start

but that does not work. Any suggestions?

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Re: dates in @elem

Postby EViews Gareth » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:56 pm

Code: Select all

wfcreate q 1980 2000
series dat=nrnd
%start = "1984q1"
scalar first_actual=@elem(dat,%start)
show first_actual
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