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Russell Dimond <rdimond@ssc.wisc.edu> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: Sorting Data |

Date |
Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:44:50 -0600 |

The following seems to do what you want:

foreach i of numlist 1/5 {

gen withUS`i'=(vote`i'==vote`i'[1])

}

drop if country=="USA"

egen withUS=rsum(withUS1-withUS5)

Note that this depends on the USA being the first observation, as it is in your example. I added new variables rather than replacing vote1-vote5, but it would be easy enough to drop the original "vote" variables and rename the new ones.

Russell Dimond

rdimond@ssc.wisc.edu

At 06:16 PM 11/13/2002 +0300, you wrote:

I have the followig type of data that I want to sort in a way that I will explain. Table 1 ( Year 1980) Country vote1 vote2 vote3 vote4 vote5 etc USA Y N Y Y A Albania N Y N N Y Algeria N Y Y A Y Argentina Y N Y Y Y ETC This data is of the UN general assembly voting on different resolutions and it repeats itself for twenty years (1980 to 2000). I want to constuct a variable for each country to represent the number of times that each country votes in line with the way USA votes. I am thinking of doing the following: In the first step to assign one (unit) to each vote that is the same as the vote casted (or not casted) by the USA and zero to each vote that differs with the US vote on the same resolution. Thus the data above would look like: Table 2 (Year 1980) Country vote1 vote2 vote3 vote4 vote5 etc Albania 0 0 0 0 0 Algeria 0 0 1 0 0 Argentina 1 1 1 1 0 Thereafter I am thinking of making a row-wise summation to get a new variable for the frequency that a country voted in tune with the USA. I'll very much appreciate if anyone can suggest to me a simple program for reorganising the data from Table 1 above to Table 2 and making the row-wise summation for each country for each year. Thanks, A. F Mkenda University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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**References**:**st: Sorting Data***From:*"Mkenda A.F" <amkenda@udsm.ac.tz>

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