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AW: st: reshape: message values would be changed, not changed


From   "Thomas Erdmann" <tom.erdmann@web.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   AW: st: reshape: message values would be changed, not changed
Date   Thu, 2 Nov 2006 15:17:26 +0100

Alan, 

thanks for your answer. 

Seems to make sense because the figures stored in the variable for which the
message appeared are indeed bigger than all the others.

- Tom



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An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: Re: st: reshape: message values would be changed, not changed

Thomas Erdmann (tom.erdmann@web.de) asked about a message he received
from -reshape-:
> Reshaping (original data in .csv format) from wide to long I get the
message
> 
> " xxx values would be changed; not changed "
> for some years of my item named "offbs" (offbs2006, offbs2005 ...), all
the
> other ten items I use don't produce the message and I cannot tell what
makes
> the difference. Also the data loaded in looks fine also for those years.

This can happen when the types of the variables being reshaped differ.
For example, if the first variable of a set being reshaped from wide
to long is type 'float' and another variable is type 'double' and
contains a value that would lose precision if it were stored as a
'float', this message can appear.  This note is not important and
probably should be suppressed; we will verify there are no cases in
which it conveys something potentially important to the user and
change it in a future ado-file update.


Alan
(ariley@stata.com)
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