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Re: st: data management help
How about this:
by id: egen numobs=count(dummy)
keep if numobs==14
1) gen dummy = 1 is to get a variable that is 1 for every case
2) by id: egen . . . is to create a variable, named "numobs" that contains
the total number of cases for each id number.
3) keep . . . just saves only those cases that have observations in all 14
Hope this helps.
On Mon, 4 Oct 2004, mnitkin wrote:
> Your assumptions about the data are correct.
> I tried your suggestion, but "duplicates" is not a valid command on my
> version of Stata. Is there a similar command that might work with pre
> 7.0 versions of Stata.
> Thanks for the help,
> Richard Williams wrote:
> > At 12:09 AM 10/4/2004 -0400, mnitkin wrote:
> >> I have a data set with 131,000 firm observations over 14 years.
> >> Individual firms may be in the data set between 1 and 14 times. I want
> >> to keep only those firms that have observations for the entire 14 year
> >> period.
> >> I've tried all the tricks I know as well as a number of suggestions on
> >> the stata website, but I haven't had any luck.
> > Something like this might do it. Lets suppose you want to keep those
> > cases where the same id number occurs 14 times (i.e. there is a first
> > occurrence and then 13 "duplicates"). Lets further assume each firm has
> > a maximum of 1 record per year. Then,
> > duplicates tag id, gen(nyears)
> > keep if nyears == 13
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