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st: RE: convert 5 rows to one observation


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: convert 5 rows to one observation
Date   Tue, 15 Jun 2010 22:45:08 +0200

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Probably (way) too complicated:

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clear*

inp str1 myvar
a
b
c
d
e
1
2
3
4
5
s
t
u
v
w
6
7
8
9
10
end

gen byte order=_n
egen int patient = seq(), from(1) to(5) block(1)
bys patient (order): gen byte sub=_n
drop order
reshape wide myvar, i(patient) j(sub)
egen newvar = concat(myvar*)
drop myvar*

list, noo
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HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Paul O'Brien
Sent: Dienstag, 15. Juni 2010 22:33
To: statalist
Subject: st: convert 5 rows to one observation

hi,

i have data on patients i one variable with 5 rows for each patient and want
to convert to one observation per patient. 

a
b
c
d
e
1
2
3
4
5
s
t
u
v
w
6
7
8
9
10

to 

a1s6
b2t7
etc

thanks

paul
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