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From   "Wallace, John" <John_Wallace@affymetrix.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Elementary question
Date   Fri, 6 Dec 2002 08:04:53 -0800

Hi Steve:
Excel can only handle 256 columns of data (and 65536 rows).  The dataset I'm
working with has 22,000 rows, so transposing it to columns is out of the
question within excel.  Finally, I'll need to perform anovas and oither
statistical tests on that data, which Stata is obviously better at than
Excel.

-JW

-----Original Message-----
From: Steven Stillman (LMPG) [mailto:Steven.Stillman@lmpg.dol.govt.nz] 
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002 8:38 PM
To: 'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'
Subject: st: RE: Elementary question


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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