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st: RE: Re: data management question


From   "Simo Hansen" <simohansen@gmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Re: data management question
Date   Wed, 1 Nov 2006 10:12:44 +0200

Dear Michael
Your code did not work. When I use your code, sourcecountrygpd is identical
to destinationcountrygdp; but they must be different.
Simo

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Blasnik
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:57 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: Re: data management question

...
use masterdata
keep sourcecounty sourcegdp
rename sourcecountry destinationcountry
rename sourcegdp destinationgdp
bysort destinationcountry: keep if _n==1
sort destinationcountry
save gdps

use masterdata
sort destinationcountry
merge destinationcountry using gdps, nokeep
tab _merge
* check that all countries are there
drop _merge


Michael Blasnik


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simo Hansen" <simohansen@gmail.com>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 4:38 PM
Subject: st: data management question


> Dear All,
> I have the following data set:
>
> SourceCountry   DestinationCountry Source CountryGDP  Destination 
> CountryGDP
> USA USA 100
> USA ENGLAND 100
> USA FRANCE 100
> ENGLAND USA 75
> ENGLAND ENGLAND 75
> ENGLAND FRANCE 75
> FRANCE USA 50
> FRANCE ENGLAND 50
> FRANCE            FRANCE           500
>
> My goal is to create a column for Destination Country GDP using 
> information
> in the column of Source Country. My data should look like in the following
> form:
> SourceCountry   DestinationCountry Source CountryGDP 
> DestinationCountryGDP
> USA USA 100
> 100
> USA ENGLAND 100 75
>
> USA FRANCE 100 50
>
> ENGLAND USA 75 100
> ENGLAND ENGLAND 75 75
> ENGLAND FRANCE 75 50
> FRANCE USA 50 100
>
> FRANCE ENGLAND 50 75
> FRANCE            FRANCE           50 50
> Unortunayely, I cannot figure out how to this. Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Simo

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