Statalist The Stata Listserver


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: Another reshape wide question


From   "Amber Katz" <academicgirl@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Another reshape wide question
Date   Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:33:58 -0400

Thanks for all the responses to my previous question.  One other one:
Will Stata let me "reshape" some variables wide and not others (the
ones that are time invariant and hence missing in observations 2 and 3
for each individiual)?  When I try to do this, it tells me that those
variables are not constant for each person.

Thanks,
Amber

On 4/18/06, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> The short answer is absolutely not. Stata cannot divine
> your desired -reshape- without information on what variables
> you want to be reshaped.
>
> Please check out the manual entry in detail, then
>
> FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Problems with reshape
>        12/03   I am having problems with the reshape command. Can
>                you give further guidance?
>                http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/reshape3.html
>
> and then (if your problem remains insoluble) report back with
> more detail on the structure of your variable names.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> Amber Katz
>
> > I'm trying to reshape my data, but have a very large number of
> > variables which are not necessarily in the same form.  Is there some
> > way I can execute this command without typing out all the variable
> > names?
> >
> > Also, is there a way I can put a list of variable names into some sort
> > of "namelist" variable which I can use later?  (i.e. I would just type
> > "reshape wide <namelist>)  I know that there's some "syntax" command
> > but don't understand how to use it here.
>
> *
> *   For searches and help try:
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
> *   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
> *   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/
>

*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index