From: "Nick Cox" <email@example.com>
Subject: st: RE: -finddup- for panel?
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2004 17:32:05 +0100
Please show us an example of what you mean.
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> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of joe J.
> Sent: 20 April 2004 17:22
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> Subject: st: -finddup- for panel?
> I have a panel data set, where there are duplicates of the
> panel variable.
> But I want to retain them because the mistake is only in the
> panel variable,
> not in other variables in the observation. (For my analysis, I would
> aggregate the data so that the panel variable is no longer relevant.)
> BUT, I keep the panel format in the beginning in order to
> fill in missing
> values using interpolation. To do this I want to keep out
> observations with
> the duplicate panel variable and append them back after
> interpolation has
> been done. For a non-panel data, I could use the stata-code
> -FINDDUP- (by
> Fred Wolfe downloadable from SSC). -finddup- helps to take
> out a particular
> duplicate observation and save it for later use. But it does
> not work in a
> panel set up. Is there any way around, other than doing it
> sepeartely for
> each year?
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