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RE: st:how to create yearly lag in monthly data?


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st:how to create yearly lag in monthly data?
Date   Wed, 3 May 2006 10:33:33 +0100

As the material recommended does explain, 
using -tsset- sets Stata up to be smart in 
this situation in exactly the way you would want. 
Operators like L. then do the right thing when 
data are missing (meaning here, not present) 
in your dataset. 

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

Badri

> Thanks for the clarification, but my data is unbalanced panel and
> hence if I give L12 for say, December 1995, the resultant variable may
> as well be October 1994, since data for some months nay be missing
> altogether. Is there anyway out, given this fact?

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