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Re: st: Re: transposing rows


From   "Sebastian F. Büchte" <sfbuechte@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Re: transposing rows
Date   Wed, 7 Mar 2007 11:51:15 +0100

Matiarosaria,

when using -xpose- for your data you should note that
- the column that holds the variable names needs to be named _varname
(otherwise the transposed variables will be named v1, v2, v3,...and
you will loose the original/intended variable names
- string variables may not be transposed as -xpose- creates all
variables with the default storage type - either float or double.

Best regards
Sebastian

On 3/7/07, agostino@unical.it <agostino@unical.it> wrote:
Thank you Sergiy and Neil for your answers, as Neil points out I need to use
STATA as I have too many variables!
Best
Matiarosaria


Citazione Neil Shephard <nshephard@gmail.com>:

> Personally I wouldn't trust Excel for data management (or anything
> else for that matter).
>
> Stata can handle this for you, and doesn't have the 256 variable
> limits (although there are limits imposed depending on the flavour of
> Stata you are using).  Save the Excel sheet as .csv and -insheet- it
> into Stata.  Then use the -xpose- command to transpose your data (see
> -man xpose-).
>
> For future reference using the -findit- command (or indeed -search-)
> to look for help on a given topic would have lead you to this
> solution.
>
> Neil
>
> On 3/7/07, Sergiy Radyakin <Radyakin@aoek.uni-hannover.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > If your data are stored in Excel, you can transpose it in Excel -- copy,
> > paste special, choose transpose as an option, done.
> > Note that you are limited to 256 variables though (A,B,...,IV)
> >
> > Best regards,
> >    Sergiy
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <agostino@unical.it>
> > To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2007 11:11 AM
> > Subject: st: transposing rows
> >
> >
> > >
> > > Dear all,
> > > my data are stored in an excel file where each row contains a variable
> and
> > > each column represents a year, as follows:
> > >
> > >
> > >                               1994 1995 1996 1997
> > >
> > > TOTAL SALES                   844854 949870 956692 876844
> > > DEPRECIATION                  NA 38477 39937 36588
> > > DEPN                     NA NA NA NA
> > > OPERATING PROFIT              52971 93029 93613 112022
> > >
> > >
> > > I need to transpose the rows so that each variable is contained in a
> > > column
> > > and each row represents a year. In other words I need to get:
> > >
> > > TOTAL SALES DEPRECIATION DEPN    OPERATING PROFITS
> > > 1994
> > > 1995
> > > 1996
> > > 1997
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Does anyone know how STATA can do it?
> > > Thanks for your help
> > >
> > > Mariarosaria
> > >
> > >
> > >
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