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Re: st: data manipulating question


From   "Clive Nicholas" <Clive.Nicholas@newcastle.ac.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: data manipulating question
Date   Sat, 23 Oct 2004 01:13:07 +0100 (BST)

Phuong Lan Nguyen wrote:

> I have a question about stata program and I hope you are able to help me.
> I
> have a series of numeric variables and want to group them into 1
> variable. Details of my data is
>
>  	var1		var2		var3
>  	x		y		z
>
> 3 variables indicates 3 code of teaching experience of teachers. Now i
> want to
> group them into 1 variable:
>
>  	new variable
> var1 	x
> var2	y
> var3	z
>
> What command should I use to transform these variables?

If I were a betting man, I'd say -reshape- ought to do the job. Here's my
stab:

(1) Create a new column, place it to the extreme left and give that cell a
    name (let's call it -ugg-);

(2) Then:
    . reshape long new, i(ugg) j(var)

If I have it the right way around, that ought to do it.

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