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Re: st: "unrecognized command: merge" when reshaping
apparently "reshape"-command which is found in "reshape.ado" makes use
of the "merge"-command. So I join David Kantor on his advice to make
it available on your system.
When posting a request to the list a hint indicating what version of
Stata you are using and when you last updated it would be really
On 4/13/05, David Kantor <email@example.com> wrote:
> At 02:10 PM 4/13/2005 +0100, Dan Rigby wrote:
> >When I run these commands I get an error message. The data file
> >is 2000 obs and I want to reshape it into 50 x 50 after the density
> >set matsize 800
> >kdens2 var6 var7 , saving(c:/testdan2, replace)
> >use c:/testdan2
> >reshape wide d _var7 _var6, i(_i) j(_j)
> >the error reads:
> >unrecognized command: merge
> >there is a similar question from last year in the statalist archive but
> >I can't see an answer to it.
> >Any advice appreciated.
> >dan rigby
> I suspect that you are missing merge.ado, or it is not on your
> adopath. Try typing
> and see if you get
> unrecognized command: merge
> Originally, merge was a built-in command. More recently, they changed its
> name to _merge and gave you merge.ado as a front-end to access it, and to
> provide some extra features.
> I, too, had the same situation for a while, until I was able to update my
> ados. As a stopgap measure, you can manually type,
> prog def merge
> _merge `*'
> This will give you access to _merge as if it were named merge. That is,
> you get the base-level functionality (the old merge), but without the extra
> features of merge.ado such as merging multiple files in one call. In your
> particular situation, whether this works will depend on whether reshape
> makes use of the extra features (assuming that it is reshape where the
> error occurred); I don't know, but I suspect not.
> But the proper solution, assuming I am correct, is to update your ados. Or
> possibly check to see that your adopath is properly set.
> -- David
> David Kantor
> Institute for Policy Studies
> Johns Hopkins University
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