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RE: st: RE: Reading multiple observations per line


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Reading multiple observations per line
Date   Fri, 30 Sep 2005 00:07:11 +0100

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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