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st: RE: -count- continuous data in panels
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> I have a balanced panel dataset; for example 1000 cross
> sections, from 1990-1999
> for each cross sections. Now, if I wish to count the
> observations in each panel
> that are not missing values, this can be done via -by ... :
> egen count [if
> However, in my case I wish to count the maximum number of
> continuous yearly
> observations that are not missing values for a specified variable.
> To make myself more clear, for example, if the variable X1
> has for the AA cross
> section values only for 1991-1992, 1995 and 1996-1999, then
> the maximum number
> of continuous observations is 4 (1996-1999).
> Another example, if the variable X1 has for the BB cross
> section values only
> from 1993-1998, then the maximum number of continuous
> observations is 6.
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