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"Mkenda A.F" <amkenda@udsm.ac.tz> |

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Re: st: RE: Sorting Data |

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Thu, 14 Nov 2002 13:23:49 +0300 |

Hello Bryan, As a matter of fact I have given a lot of though about how to treat abstaintion vote, and I am still thinking. It is a work in progress, and right now I focused on how to sort the data and perhaps later I may even figure out how best to handle the abstaintion votes. Thanks, A.F. Mkenda Dar es Salaam Tanzania At 01:10 PM 11/13/02 -0500, you wrote: >Just a quick comment on the analysis of these data...It looks like a vote >can be either yes, no, or abstain. I am no expert on UN voting patterns and >the like, but I just thought that there might be some significance to the >abstentions that you might lose by simply looking at, for a given vote, >votes that match the U.S.'s vote. > >Maybe you have already thought about a way to deal with this or have >determined that it is not an issue, but I thought it worthwhile to raise. > >Bryan > >-----Original Message----- >From: Mkenda A.F [mailto:amkenda@udsm.ac.tz] >Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 10:17 AM >To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu >Subject: st: Sorting Data > > >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/ >* >* 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/ > * * 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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