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Re: st: AW: Combining two financial reports in the same calendar year


From   Matthew Krauchunas <krauchunasms@mymail.vcu.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: Combining two financial reports in the same calendar year
Date   Sun, 4 Jul 2010 08:09:33 -0400

Hi,

Thank you for your quick reply.  No, I need it to stay in long format.
 I have about 200 nursing homes that have more than one financial
report for a given calendar year.  These are all in the same file.  I
need to combine these into one
observation or I cannot tsset the data.

Thanks,
Matt

On Sun, Jul 4, 2010 at 7:58 AM, Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de> wrote:
>
> <>
>
> Look at
>
> *************
> help reshape_example
> *************
>
> to see the two formats available to you. Stata likes long format better, but
> it also depends on what you want to do with the data down the road.
>
> Where do these observations reside? If in different files, you could
> -merge-.
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Matthew
> Krauchunas
> Gesendet: Sonntag, 4. Juli 2010 13:40
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: Combining two financial reports in the same calendar year
>
> Hello,
>
> I am working with California nursing home data and I have a number of
> nursing homes that have numerous financial reports in the same
> calendar year that I need to combine.  For instance, nursing home ABC
> has one financial report covering period Jan 1, 2004 - Mar 31, 2004
> and another Apr 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2004.  Is there a way in Stata to
> combine these two "observations" into a single observation?
>
> Thank you,
> Matt
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