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st: Wide to Panel
I have a datafile containing an unabalanced panel of firms for a period of
around 10 years. This file contains data on around five variables. I have
procured additional data on around 15 firm-level variables for these set of
firms. However, the problem is that each variable is in a different excel
file and that too in a wide format. I can transfer these files into stata
format using stat transfer. Could anyone please tell me if its possible to
convert these multiple data files into one datafile in the panel format?
Each individual file for a single variable looks like this. There are 15
such files, one for each varible. The numberf of firms is too large and
hence will take a lot of time to do by hand.
FIRM 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
FIRM1 100 123 124 3001 293 324 512 413
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