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RE: st: reorganizing data


From   "Anna Lehman" <annallehman@hotmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: reorganizing data
Date   Mon, 04 Sep 2006 13:00:15 -0500

Sorry I wasn't clear. I dont' believe that is the problem since in my code I typed "persons" everywhere.
Do you think it may have to do with the format of the variables?
Thanks again,
Anna


From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
Reply-To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject: RE: st: reorganizing data
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 18:40:56 +0100

My code said "Persons"; you typed "persons".
If you type "Persons" in one place and "persons"
in another, then you break the code.

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

Anna Lehman

> Thanks for your message.
> I tried running the code you sent me and I get the following
> error message:
> ". qui foreach P of local persons {
> option local incorrectly specified"
>
> What am I doing wrong?

n j cox

> >This should work with toy datasets. If your identifiers are
> >long, or your number of observations is large, the information
> >won't fit into a string variable, so the lines mentioning
> >"Others" should be deleted.
> >
> >gen Others = ""
> >levelsof Person, local(Persons)
> >qui foreach P of local Persons {
> >	levelsof City if Person == "`P'", local(Cities)
> >	local which
> >	foreach C of local Cities {
> >		levels Person if Person != "`P'" & City ==
> "`C'", ///  				 local(work)
> >clean
> >		local which : list which | work
> >	}
> >	noi di "`P': `which'"
> >	replace Others = "`which'" if Person == "`P'"
> >}

Anna Lehman

> >I have a dataset with the following structure:
> >
> >City   Person_id
> >A          1
> >A          2
> >B          1
> >B          5
> >C          1
> >C          5
> >C          4
> >D          8
> >D          1
> >
> >I would like to obtain the following:
> >for each and every person, a list with the people that have
> apartments in
> >the same city (independently of which city). For example,
> for person 1,
> >this
> >list would be: 2, 5 4 and 8. And for person 5 the list would be: 1 .
> >
> >Can you think of a relatively easy way of acomplishing this?

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