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st: RE: Time taken for reshape command
I would have thought that more information
was needed on your machine set-up and how
much memory you asked of Stata to assess this.
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> Hello all,
> The "reshape" command that I am using takes an extremely long
> time and I am
> not sure whether this is normal.
> Let me mention the details.
> I have 1000 observations and 926 variables.
> Variable: "ID" takes values from 1 through 1000. (denoting
> 1000 companies)
> Variable "Y" is a specific corporate value
> 924 variables: X1 through X924 denote the 924 past stock prices.
> I am reshaping it in the long format into 924000 observations and 3
> variables (ID,Y,X) using
> reshape long X, i(ID) j(DAYS)
> This single command takes 10-12 minutes to process.
> Is this normal?
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