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st: RE: help in merging files


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: help in merging files
Date   Mon, 27 Jun 2005 12:12:53 +0100

On the face of it, these files have no 
variables in common, and so there is 
no basis for a -merge-. Otherwise put, 
how do you know that your example -merge-d 
file is a correct or even useful solution? 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Mazhar Islam
 
> I have the following two files (whoprice and Stinfo).
> 
> I want to merge them as the last table.
> 
> FILE : wholprice
> 
> date	price1	price2	price3
> 
> jan1 2005	1.3	3.5	9.8
> 
> jan2 2005	1.2	3.6	9.4
> jan3 2005	1.4	3.5	9.2
> 
> FILE: Stinfo
> 
> store	location	address
> 
> A	fshjf	      sdfkhsf
> 
> B	yiry	      oerire
> 
> C	fhsdk	      dvbvv
> 
> I want to merge them as follows:
> 
> 
> date     price1 price2 price3 store	location address
> jan1 2005 1.3	3.5	9.8	A	fshjf	      sdfkhsf
> jan2 2005 1.2	3.6	9.4	A	fshjf	sdfkhsf
> 
> 
> jan3 2005	1.4	3.5	9.2	A	fshjf	sdfkhsf
> 
> jan1 2005	1.3	3.5	9.8	B	yiry	oerire
> jan2 2005	1.2	3.6	9.4	B	yiry	oerire
> 
> jan3 2005	1.4	3.5	9.2	B	yiry	oerire
> 
> jan1 2005	1.3	3.5	9.8	C	fhsdk	dvbvv
> 
> jan2 2005	1.2	3.6	9.4	C	fhsdk	dvbvv
> 
> 
> jan3 2005	1.4	3.5	9.2	C	fhsdk	dvbvv
> 
> How shall I do it?

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