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st: reshape question


From   "Sarah A. Mustillo" <smustillo@psych.mc.duke.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: reshape question
Date   Fri, 07 Feb 2003 17:02:14 -0500

Hi -

I am trying to reshape a dataset from wide to long and can't figure one small thing out. My variables are all named with the j identifier at the beginning of the variable, rather than at the end, e.g.,

a03income
b03income
c03income
d03income
e03income

a12ed
b12ed
c12ed
d12ed
e12ed

etc.

where a,b,c,d,e stands for wave. I want to:

reshape long [many variables], i(id) j(wave) string

but, of course, Stata seems to be looking to the end of my variables for the wave identifier when mine are at the beginning. I have been trying to use my limited programming skills to move the letter from the beginning to the end on all of the variables, but haven't been able to do it.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

Sarah




Sarah A. Mustillo, Ph.D
Center for Developmental Epidemiology
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University School of Medicine
Box 3454
Durham NC 27710

919 687-4686 x234

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