Statalist The Stata Listserver


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date index][Thread index]

st: Merge question.


From   adiallo5@worldbank.org
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Merge question.
Date   Wed, 30 Aug 2006 17:09:25 -0400

 Hi,
 I am trying to merge 2 datasets.
 But everytime, I get different results
 (_m==3 has 83 observations in the
 first time, 97 in the second, 100 in the
 third and 96 in the fourth, and so on).
 I tried to set seed and made my sort, stable.
 With no success. I also tried to recast double
 my merging identifier. No success. I tried to
 tostring it. No success either.
 Any hints why I obtain these various results?
 I verified in both Stata and Excel.
 I do not understand why Stata marked 3 to some
 observations that belonged to both datasets in the
 first trial and not in the second time.
 Best regards.
 Amadou.

 PS: When I work interractivelly, I do not have that problem.
 I have 96 observations that matched. So what I am doing
 wrong in my stata do file?


*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/



© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   What's new   |   Site index