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st: RE: multiple line graph of long data


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: multiple line graph of long data
Date   Tue, 18 Nov 2003 09:31:18 -0000

I think the best short answer is -xtline-. (You 
may need to -update- and -tsset- first.) 

A longer answer reviewing possibilities is in the archives at 
http://www.stata.com/statalist/archive/2003-10/msg00403.html

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

Yong-Seok Choi
 
> I have a very quick question regarding line graph in Stata ver.8.
> Here is the structure of the data (a simple panel)
> 
> country		year		gdp
> a		1970		1
> a		1971		2
> .		.		.
> a		1999		18
> b		1970		2
> b		1971		5
> .		.		.
> b		1999		15
> c		1970		5
> c		1971		8
> .		.		.
> c		1999		10
> 
> Now, I would like to have the (connected) line graph for 
> each country's gdp on year 1970-1999
> that is, three lines for three country on the same graph in 
> this case
> 
> I know that I can do this by reshaping the data into wide 
> format, but I have lots of countries and variables which
> makes reshaping very unattractive.
> Can I do this with this long panel data?

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