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st: Selecting specific observations and replacing values of theirvariables


From   "Christopher Olola" <Colola@kilifi.mimcom.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Selecting specific observations and replacing values of theirvariables
Date   Fri, 01 Nov 2002 16:17:46 +0300

Dear Statalsist members,

I seek your help ....I have data being entered by two different clerks (resulting in two datasets - pig1 and pig2).  Verification of the 2 files (program used), results in a text file being generated with discrepancy errors.  Using stata (infile), after formatting the ASCII file, I get a *.dta with contents snippet as....

          date       paxno           entry         var                     val 
  1.   00/07/02       02054       pig1:        PCO2                  01.6  
  2.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:       PCO2                  01.3  
  3.   00/07/02       02059       pig1:       TRANSFUSED           2  
  4.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:      TRANSFUSED           1  
  5.   00/07/02       02067       pig1:       DTIME                  1930  
  6.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:      DTIME                  1920  
  7.   00/07/02       02067       pig1:      HCTSOURCE           3  
  8.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:     HCTSOURCE           1  
  9.   00/07/02       02068       pig1:      TEMP                   37.5  
 10.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:    TEMP                   37.8  
 11.   00/07/02       02069       pig1:     WEIGHT               06.5  
 12.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:    WEIGHT               06.8  

problem:

1. I wish to replace XXXXX in variable "paxno" with the preceding paxno's value (valid value).  
2. Each two consecutive records belong tdiscrepancy patient and varibale "val" indicates the discrepacy between the two entries made by two clerks.

Any help?  thanks.

Chris.
Dear Statalsist members,
 
I seek your help ....I have data being entered by two different clerks (resulting in two datasets - pig1 and pig2).  Verification of the 2 files (program used), results in a text file being generated with discrepancy errors.  Using stata (infile), after formatting the ASCII file, I get a *.dta with contents snippet as....
 
          date       paxno           entry         var                     val
  1.   00/07/02       02054       pig1:        PCO2                  01.6 
  2.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:       PCO2                  01.3 
  3.   00/07/02       02059       pig1:       TRANSFUSED           2 
  4.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:      TRANSFUSED           1 
  5.   00/07/02       02067       pig1:       DTIME                  1930 
  6.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:      DTIME                  1920 
  7.   00/07/02       02067       pig1:      HCTSOURCE           3 
  8.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:     HCTSOURCE           1 
  9.   00/07/02       02068       pig1:      TEMP                   37.5 
 10.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:    TEMP                   37.8 
 11.   00/07/02       02069       pig1:     WEIGHT               06.5 
 12.   00/07/02       XXXXX       pig2:    WEIGHT               06.8 
 
problem:
 
1. I wish to replace XXXXX in variable "paxno" with the preceding paxno's value (valid value). 
2. Each two consecutive records belong tdiscrepancy patient and varibale "val" indicates the discrepacy between the two entries made by two clerks.
 
Any help?  thanks.
 
Chris.



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