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Original Message (ID '198345') By jf:
Rest[list] will drop the first element. Is this more like what you wanted? In[1]:= list={{"11/15/2011", 8.98, 8.98, 8.75, 8.9, 8934}, {"11/16/2011", 8.8, 9.45, 8.8, 9.24, 81476}, {"11/17/2011", 9.17, 10.07, 9.16, 10.05, 366003}, {"11/18/2011", 9.9, 10.25, 9.79, 10.04, 335971}, {"11/21/2011", 10.2, 10.2, 9.5, 9.5, 64430}} ; In[2]:= DateList[{#, {"Month", "Day", "Year"}}] & /@ (DateString[#] & /@ list[[All,1]]) Out[2]= {{2011, 11, 15, 0, 0, 0.}, {2011, 11, 16, 0, 0, 0.}, {2011, 11, 17, 0, 0, 0.}, > {2011, 11, 18, 0, 0, 0.}, {2011, 11, 21, 0, 0, 0.}}