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st: RE: Organizing data file - Inverse of separate command


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Organizing data file - Inverse of separate command
Date   Tue, 20 Sep 2005 10:36:15 +0100

In addition to Phil Ryan's excellent advice, do 
check out [D] reshape. There are further worked 
examples at 
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/reshape3.html

I may not be the only user who found -reshape- 
daunting when I first used it. The first few
-reshape-s can seem tricky, but like so much 
else the logic grows on you. 

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

Naji
 
> I'm looking for a simple command or do file in order to 
> organize a datafile
> 
> The actual datafile looks like :
> Subj    com1 com2   specific1_1 specific7_1 specific1_2 specific7_2
> 1       2    2      1           5           2           6
> 2       3    4      5           2           1           1
> 
> I'd like to build up the following file
> Subj    com1 com2   id      specific1 specific2
> 1       2    2      1       1           2
> 1       2    2      7       5           6
> 2       3    4      1       5           1
> 2       3    4      7       2           1
> 
> It can be done command by command. But I'm wondering if there 
> is an adhoc command or do file

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