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Re: st: reshape when the stub is at the beginning of the variables


From   Juan Manuel Jauregui <juan.manuel.jauregui.2006@anderson.ucla.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, Carol Bao <yanjunbb@yahoo.com>
Subject   Re: st: reshape when the stub is at the beginning of the variables
Date   Tue, 25 Apr 2006 16:25:06 -0700

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.

Juan


Quoting Carol Bao <yanjunbb@yahoo.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?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Carol
>
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