@otods |

Sample observation to date.

Syntax: @otods(n)

n: integer

Return: string

Returns a string containing the date or observation corresponding to observation number n, counted from the beginning of the current workfile sample.

EViews will use the global default settings for the Month/Day order in dates to determine the ordering of days and months in the resulting date string.

Examples

string dt = @otods(2)

will return the date associated with the second observation in the current sample. Note that if n is negative, or is greater than the number of observations in the current sample, an empty string will be returned.

If the series DSER contains integer sample observation numbers,

alpha aser = @otods(dser)

fills ASER with string dates corresponding to the given numbers for each observation in the workfile sample.

If DVEC is a vector containing integer observation numbers, the command

vector avec = @otods(dvec)

fills AVEC with the date strings corresponding to the workfile observation numbers in DVEC.

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