Sure, if you prefer a more complicated
solution and more work.
dictionary {
str1 group1
x1
y1
z1
str1 group2
x2
y2
z2
}
infile ...
gen id = _n
reshape long group x y z, i(id)
drop id
There may be a simpler way with a dictionary,
but this should be (the sketch of) one solution.
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Raphael Fraser
> Can it be done using a dictionary?
Nick Cox
> > . infile str1 sex v1-v3 using fraser.dat
> >
> > This really is well covered by the online help.
Raphael Fraser
> > > I would like to read a series of variables; group, x, y,
> and z, where
> > > there are several sets of observations per line. Here are
> some sample
> > > lines of data.
> > >
> > > T 12 22 1478 F 18 20 1278 F 13 28 1077
> > > T 11 33 1789 T 17 29 1122 F 19 39 1557
> > >
> > > How can this be done? I tried using the dictionary but I
> don't know
> > > how to tell Stata that the second observation starts at
> column 14 and
> > > the third starts column 27.
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