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st: RE: RE: Another reshape wide question


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Another reshape wide question
Date   Tue, 18 Apr 2006 17:51:05 +0100

Also, check out: 

FAQ     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacing missing values
        2/03    How can I replace missing values with previous or
                following nonmissing values?
                http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/missing.html

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Nick Cox
 
> You've answered your own question. The answer is No, 
> in your circumstances. 
> 
> Stata is not being awkward: it just doesn't see that
> your proposed -reshape- make sense. 

[snip] 
 
> Amber Katz
>  
> > 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.

[snip] 
 

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