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Re: st: Comparing datasets


From   "Raphael Fraser" <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Comparing datasets
Date   Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:22:00 -0500

Robert,

The problem with cf2 & cf3 is that, they compare the variable VALUES.
I intend to append the data and just want to ensure that the variable
NAMES match and not the variable values.

At present -append- offers no way to check this.

Raphael

On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 3:35 AM, Robert A Yaffee <bob.yaffee@nyu.edu> wrote:
> Raphael,
>    Check out the compare cf2 and cf3 commands.   The latter two can be found on the SSC archive.
>            Regards,
>                 Robert
>
> Robert A. Yaffee, Ph.D.
> Research Professor
> Silver School of Social Work
> New York University
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Raphael Fraser <raphael.fraser@gmail.com>
> Date: Monday, September 15, 2008 4:43 pm
> Subject: st: Comparing datasets
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
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>
>> I have 300 variables in one dataset, 298 in another dataset. Both
>> datasets should have the same variable names. How can I identify which
>> variables do not match up?
>>
>> Raphael
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