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Re: st: Counting the number of records in long format data


From   wying1@umbc.edu
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Counting the number of records in long format data
Date   Thu, 10 Nov 2005 00:09:11 -0500 (EST)

Try this?

egen totobs = sum(1), by(lpnr)


Ying


> Hi,
>
> I have a panel data set in long format. The identifying record variable is
> called lpnr. Sometimes an observation occupies one row (that is, the
> variables for this variable is only measured once), somtimes it occupies
> two
> rows (measured twice), sometimes three (measured three times) and so on.
> However, I do not have a "time variable"--that is, a variable that counts
> how many times (i.e. the number of rows) an observation appears? How can I
> get this?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Christer
>
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Ying Wang
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Department of Public Policy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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