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Christian Weiß <Christian.Weiss@solvians.com> |

To |
"statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

Subject |
st: Sxpose : Process horizontal variables |

Date |
Tue, 15 Apr 2008 14:57:56 +0200 |

Hello! I am currently working on the following problem and it would be great if someone has an idea how to proceed. I have two datasets (exemplary illustration): Dataset 1: Description1 Firm1 Firm2 Firm3 ----------------------------------------------- xyz 123 456 789 abc 321 654 987 Dataset 2: Firm Employees TotalAssets ----- --------- ----------- Firm1 123 123 First, I would like to "transpose" this dataset into a vertical order to merge (later on) dataset1 with dataset2. However, as the dataset contains string as well as numeric values neither the "xpose" nor the "sxpose" command helps me. (Xpose does exactly what I need, however I loos the string values, sxpose (with force option) gives a "type mismatch" error. After applying "xpose", Dataset 1 looks a follows: (variable firm was newly created) Dataset 2_xpose: Firm v_1 v_2 ---- ----- --- Firm1 123 321 Firm2 456 654 Firm2 789 987 First Question: Do you have any suggestion how I can prevent that the string-variable ("description") is lost? Second question: I would like to calculate the sum of v_1 and v_2 for each row, how can I realize this? Many thanks for any suggestion! * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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