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st: RE: RE: RE: Re: Panel data manipulation question (2)


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: Re: Panel data manipulation question (2)
Date   Tue, 16 Jul 2002 18:18:28 +0100

"are echoed where they belong" is the wrong way to explain it. 
"appear where they belong" is a bit better. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Nick Cox
> Sent: 16 July 2002 17:48
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: RE: Re: Panel data manipulation question
> 
> 
> Taggert J Brooks replied to Scott Merryman and myself:
> >
> > This is indeed a neat little solution, but It won't work 
> for me as I
> > have an unbalanced panel...I have a different number of
> > years for each
> > country.  However now that I think about it the main data
> > I'll need for
> > this paper is consistent across countries so I could
> > balance it, then
> > run your suggestion.
> >
> 
> Scott's approach, as generalised mildly by me,
> will still work with unbalanced panels,
> I believe, as I asserted in my reply. The only
> and necessary consequence is that
> missing values are echoed where they belong.
> 
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
> 
> 
> 
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