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st: RE: Joinby


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Joinby
Date   Sun, 2 Nov 2003 19:18:17 -0000

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This is difficult to answer, except that
I wonder if your assertion of "nonsense"

> They were named 'ldmpc', 'beldm', 'ldm£pc' (which shows up
> as ldm?pc in
> the spreadsheet, but that's fine) and 'beldmwin': Stata
> claimed these
> variables didn't exist; which was nonsense as they do in
> both datasets.

arises from looking at some early observation, say the
first, in the data editor. Certainly not even "ldm?pc" is
a legal variable name in Stata.

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Clive Nicholas

> I'm having joining two large unbalanced-panel datasets
> using -joinby-.
> Normally, it's OK, but it wouldn't obey the command for
> three variables.
> They were named 'ldmpc', 'beldm', 'ldm£pc' (which shows up
> as ldm?pc in
> the spreadsheet, but that's fine) and 'beldmwin': Stata
> claimed these
> variables didn't exist; which was nonsense as they do in
> both datasets. I
> changed them all to 'lib' in their names: still red errors.
> Checking -help
> joinby- suggested specifying nothing, but obeying this
> suggestion only
> joined up those variables it *did* recognise. I'm puzzled
> by this, as I
> carried out a -joinby- using these very datasets a few days ago. Any
> solutions?
>

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