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Re: st: RE: Reading multiple observations per line


From   Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Reading multiple observations per line
Date   Thu, 29 Sep 2005 18:14:32 -0500

Thank you Nick!

I guess I should have stated I wanted a solution with Stata's
dictionary. I did read your FAQ e-mail this morning. My memory is not
that bad. This exercise is purely illustrative for a intro to stata
class. Is there anyone with a more elegant solution.

On 9/29/05, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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