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RE: st: Creating panel data?
If I understand you correctly you might want to look at -sort- and to
define paneldata use -tsset-.
.sort year country
.tsset country year
Hope i could help, steffen
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> --- Ann Edith Helfman <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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