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Re: st: reshape question


From   sara borelli <saraborelli77@yahoo.it>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reshape question
Date   Thu, 22 May 2008 10:20:13 +0000 (GMT)

Friedrich,

it works,
thank you very much
Sara

--- Mer 21/5/08, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> ha scritto:

> Da: Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>
> Oggetto: Re: st: reshape question
> A: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Data: Mercoledý 21 maggio 2008, 20:39
> Sara,
> 
> Try this:
> 
> reshape long x@_24, i(id) j(year) string
> 
> Friedrich
> 
> On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 2:12 PM, sara borelli
> <saraborelli77@yahoo.it> wrote:
> > Dear members,
> >
> > I have a dataset  in wide format where the variables
> are
> >
> > id     x73_24   x74_24    x75_24    x87_24   x99_24  
> x00_24
> > ...     ...      ...        ...      ...      ...     
> ...
> >
> > where the first two numbers  in, for example, x73_24
> indicate the year. It is a variable indicating whether
> there are less than 24 crimes in 1973 in city id; x00_24
> indicates  whether there are less than 24 crimes in 2000 in
> city id, and so on...
> >
> >
> > I have specified
> > reshape long x@_24, i(id), j(year)
> > after reshape stata displays
> > note: j=0 73 74 75 87 99
> > note: x0_24 not found
> >
> >
> > if instead I write
> > reshape long x@_24, i(id), j(year 73-75 87 99 00)
> >
> > stata does not give that messagge. Is this because
> stata does read "00" as a "0" and thus
> does not recognize any x0_24?
> >  And would be correct to apply the second
> specification? Looking at that the data it seems correct to
> me but I would like to be sure
> >
> > Thank you for any help
> > Sara Borelli
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