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Re: st: Creating panel data?


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Creating panel data?
Date   Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:38:46 -0700 (PDT)

-help reshape-

--- Ann Edith Helfman <ahelfman@fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'm fairly new to Stata (I have Stata 9) and would like to know
> whether 
> there is a way to rearrange the following:
> 
> WHAT I HAVE: In Data Editor, my first column lists all of the
> countries 
> under a "country" variable.  Each column after that is a "year"
> variable 
>   ("1984" through "2000") with the appropriate value for each
> country.
> 
> WHAT I NEED: The data needs to be sorted by country and year.  In
> other 
> words, I should see first column "country," second column "year,"
> and 
> third column those values.
> 
> In other words, I need to create panel data with each country
> having 
> multiple entries by year.  I wouldn't mind doing this in Excel
> either, 
> if that works better.
> 
> I would greatly appreciate any help with this!
> 
> Thank you-
> 
> ~Ann

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