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"Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: RE: RE: xpose or reshape |

Date |
Tue, 12 Oct 2004 12:36:37 +0100 |

How to do it in place, with data read in, is also of some interest. In what follows, plug in the numbers for #rows and #cols. set obs #cols (if you have more cols than rows) qui forval j = 1/#rows { gen var`j' = "" forval i = 1/#cols { replace var`j' = v`i'[`j'] in `i' } } <clean up> This code hinges on all variables being string. Nick n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk Nick Cox > Simplify to > > infile str80 (v1-v7) using <whateverfile>, byvariable(5) > > foreach v of var * { > capture rename `v' `=`v'[1]' > } > > drop in 1 > > compress > > Nick > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > Nick Cox > > > In this case, I would go back a step and read in the data using > > -infile, byvariable()-. > > > > For your example set, you need 7 string variables, > > and 5 observations, > > and there are no blanks within strings, so try > > > > forval i = 1/7 { > > local args "`args' str80 v`i'" > > } > > > > infile `args' using <whateverfile>, byvariable(5) > > > > foreach v of var * { > > capture rename `v' `=`v'[1]' > > } > > > > drop in 1 > > > > compress > > > > > > > 1 foo1.chp foo2.chp foo3.chp foo4.chp > > > 2 Date 10/11/04 10/11/04 10/11/04 10/11/04 > > > 3 type U133A_2 U133A_2 U133A_2 U133A_2 > > > 4 group lymph lymph lymph heart > > > 5 noise 1.4 1.24 1.5 1.25 > > > 6 bkd 46.7 50.4 32.4 18.6 > > > 7 bkdsd .28 .28 .26 .09 > > > > Nick > > n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk > > > > Wallace, John > > > > > I've come across what appears to be a simple transposition > > > problem, but I'm unable to solve it. I have a tab-delimited > > > text-file data source where the records are columns and the > > > variables are rows. The variable labels are effectively the > > > first column, and the record labels are the first row, thus: > > > > > > v1 v2 v3 v4 v5 > > > 1 foo1.chp foo2.chp foo3.chp foo4.chp > > > 2 Date 10/11/04 10/11/04 10/11/04 10/11/04 > > > 3 type U133A_2 U133A_2 U133A_2 U133A_2 > > > 4 group lymph lymph lymph heart > > > 5 noise 1.4 1.24 1.5 1.25 > > > 6 bkd 46.7 50.4 32.4 18.6 > > > 7 bkdsd .28 .28 .26 .09 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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