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RE: st: RE: RE: Problem with "reshape"


From   "Riano, Juanita" <JRiano@imf.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: RE: Problem with "reshape"
Date   Wed, 4 Oct 2006 12:20:51 -0400

Philipp, 

Thank you! your code is great but I am very sorry because I failed to
mention that my codes are six-digits random numbers,  

They look like code741486 code904195


Juanita

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Philipp Rehm
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 12:08 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: RE: RE: Problem with "reshape"

This may work:

forvalues i = 1(1)300 {
  foreach XY in x y {
   rename code`i'_var`XY' var`XY'_`i'
}
}

reshape long varx_ vary_, i(date) j(code)

rename varx_ varx
rename vary_ vary

You may need to make use of capture, in case your individuals are not
consecutievely numbered.

HTH,
Philipp


Riano, Juanita wrote:
> Thanks Justin, but 'stack' doesn't work because I need to preserve the

> individuals' code.
> 
> Juanita
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of White, 
> Justin
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 11:47 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: RE: Problem with "reshape"
> 
> Try the 'stack' command
> 
> 
> 
> Justin White
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Riano, 
> Juanita
> Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 11:43 AM
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: st: Problem with "reshape"
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I have a wide dataset organized as follows
> 
> date  code1_varx     code1_vary   code2_varx  code2_vary
> 1990        10            20           10          30
> 1991        10            20           10          30
> ...
> 
> Where:  code1- code300 identify individuals and varx vary are the 
> varnames (I have 9 variables).
> 
> What I want is a long dataset that looks like this
> 
> date   code   varx   vary
> 1990    1       10      20
> 1991    1       10      20
> ..
> 1990    2       10      30
> 1991    2       10      30
> ..
> 
> Using the reshape command hasn't worked for me so far because the stub

> that identifies the name of the variable is at the end of it:
> no xij variables found r(111);
> 
> I also tried to transpose the data using the "xpose" command to 
> manipulate the names but when you use "xpose" twice the string 
> variables are dropped,,,
> 
> I would really appreciate any suggestion on how to proceed,,,
> 
> Thank you very much,
> 
> Juanita Riano
> 
> 
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