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Re: st: reshape when the stub is at the beginning of the variables
I had a similar problem recently and the only way that I know to solve it is
renaming the variables. In my case it was very time consuming.
Quoting Carol Bao <email@example.com>:
> Hi, I am asking this for a friend:
> She has a data set in its wide form like this:
> ID Wave1 Wave2 Wave3 ASMOK BSMOK CSMOK
> 1 0 1 1 . 1 0
> 2 1 1 0 1 0 .
> Which reads: for person 1, he/she appears in wave 2
> and wave 3 of the survey and reports to smoke in wave
> 2 (BSMOK) and not smoke in wave 3 (CSMOK). For person
> 2, he/she is interviewed in wave 1 and 2 but drops out
> in wave 3 and reports to smoke in wave 1 and not in
> wave 2.
> The question is, the stub for reshape into variable
> SMOK appears at the beginning of the variables as A, B
> and C respectively for three waves (all the other
> variables as well). Is there any easier way to
> reshape the data? Or any suggestions?
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