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st: RE: reshape efficiency help

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: reshape efficiency help
Date   Tue, 12 Apr 2005 13:18:53 +0100

As always, the _exact_ code you are using 
is instructive. But this does indeed sound 
like a single step:  

reshape long inc ed , i(id) j(year) 

There is a similar example in the on-line help. 

Also, this FAQ

offers further commentary. 


Jonathan A. Schwabish
> I am trying to reshape a panel data set and am sure
> there is a more efficient way than what I've tried so
> far and was hoping someone could help. 
> Let's say I have seven variables, an "id", three
> income variables (inc80, inc81, inc82) and three
> education variables (ed80, ed81, ed82). The way I've
> been reshaping a data set like this is to perform a
> reshape, save the file, do another reshape and save
> that file, and then merge the two together by "id". Is
> there a way to reshape the entire data set in one
> step?

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