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RE: st: Referencing Specific Cell in Panel Data
I like Ichiro's solution. Another way to do it is
egen indicator = max(year == 1990 & index > 100 & index < .) , by(country)
> If the first year is always 1990, this should do the job.
> bysort country (year): gen indicator= index>100
> Otherwise, how about this?
> gen indicator= year==1990 & index>100
> bysort country (indicator): replace indicator=indicator[_N]
> If index can be missing in 1990, you should also take care of it.
> > I have panel data of the following form:
> > country year index
> > 1 1990 97
> > 1 1991 103
> > 1 1992 107
> > 2 1990 102
> > 2 1991 112
> > I want to be able to say: if the value of the "index"
> variable in 1990 was
> > greater than, say, 100, then I want to create an indicator
> variable=1 for
> > that country for all years. How would I do this? I can't do
> something like
> > gen indicator=1 if year==1990 & index>100
> > since this would apply only to 1990 and not the other
> years. How do I reference a specific country-year cell when I want to use
> the reference in a command that applies to the entire dataset?
> > (a way other than the brute force method which would keep only 1990,
> > creating the indicator variable, save as a separate file,
> then merge it back to the original data.)
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