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RE: RE: st: RE: tsset
StataCorp developers follow the list. Thus your suggestion
was, or shortly will be, read by many of them.
Now I am not a StataCorp developer, but I don't see that
there is any need for implementing your proposal at all.
The reason is that if you have a composite panel identifier you
can map it to a single one in a single command line using
-egen, group()-. Thus there is no need for a hit on -tsset-
and all sorts of associated commands, to say nothing of the
consequences for help files, manuals, FAQs and so forth. Thus
the user can solve this problem by a simple operation carried out upstream
This was already explained in the thread you reply to, although
for brevity I have deleted most of the long email you
copied without editing.
> I was reading the comments below and was having the same problem.
> The problem occurs because you cannot specify more than one
> variable as the
> panel idenfifier. Typing 'help tsset' produces the following
> Declare data to be time series and specify the time variable
> tsset [panelvar] timevar [, options]
> INSTEAD, allowing tsset to be:
> tsset (varlist) timevar [, options]
> would allow a panel identifier that is composed of more than
> one variable.
> How can one address these types of development issues more
> directly to the Stata team?
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