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From   "Steven Stillman (LMPG)" <Steven.Stillman@lmpg.dol.govt.nz>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Elementary question
Date   Fri, 6 Dec 2002 17:38:01 +1300

John.  You can copy and the paste special, transpose into another
spreadsheet within excel.  Is the size of the datasheet the problem?  Steve

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Wallace, John [SMTP:John_Wallace@affymetrix.com]
> Sent:	Friday, December 06, 2002 9:07 AM
> To:	'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
> Subject:	st: Elementary question
> 
> This sounds like a FAQ to me, but a quick look around didn't show me
> anything, so please redirect me if its covered somewhere...
> 
> I have a 22,000 row x 50 column flat datasheet (Excel format) that I'd
> like
> to "transpose" so that rows become columns and vice versa.  Excel clearly
> can't do it, and I'm certain that it would be simple to do it in stata -
> but
> I can't find an appropriate command.  I thought -reshape- would be the
> one,
> but the syntax for it seems more complex than would be necessary. Note-I
> already saved it as a tab-delimited text file and imported it using
> -insheet-.
> 
> Also, when I bring the dataset into stata, the column headers are changed
> from the category names to v2, v3, v4, etc.  I tried to use -insheet using
> filename.txt, names-.  This resulted in one category (with a string name)
> getting the correct header, but all the other categories (which had
> numeric
> titles) were still called v2, v3 and so on.
> 
> Any advice?
> 
> John Wallace
> Research Associate
> Affymetrix, Inc 
> 
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