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st: Re: Data Manipulation--is the merge command appropriate?


From   "Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: Data Manipulation--is the merge command appropriate?
Date   Mon, 25 Sep 2006 11:53:13 -0400

-fillin- does what you want (when followed by replace X=0 if _fillin==1)

Michael Blasnik

p.s. I'm not sure what you meant when you stated that the merge "did not work" (see statalist faq for why that's a no-no). I think the merge route would also work but fillin is better designed for this task.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Asiedu, Elizabeth" <asiedu@ku.edu>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 11:12 AM
Subject: st: Data Manipulation--is the merge command appropriate?



I have an unbalanced panel dataset. I'd like to convert to a balanced panel dataset where the data for the missing years are zero. How do I do this in Stata? I'll use an example to illustrate my problem.
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