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st: RE: making data duplicate in terms of several variables in case of a given variable taking identical values


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: making data duplicate in terms of several variables in case of a given variable taking identical values
Date   Mon, 5 Jul 2010 21:09:28 +0200

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clear*

input str10(zipcode prefecture) int(towncode areacode)
"0010027"   "hokkaido"    100        1100
"0010029"   "hokkaido"    100        1100
"0010029"   "" 							.        .
"0010030"   "hokkaido"    100        1100
"0200822"   "iwate"     201        3201
"0200823"   "" 						.        .
"0200823"   "iwate"     201        3201
"0200831"   "iwate"     201        3201
end

compress
li, noo sepby(zipcode)

bys zipcode (prefecture towncode areacode): replace
prefecture=prefecture[_N]
bys zipcode (towncode areacode): replace towncode=towncode[1]
bys zipcode (areacode): replace areacode=areacode[1]
l, sepby(zipcode)
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HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ekaterina Hertog
Sent: Montag, 5. Juli 2010 20:59
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: making data duplicate in terms of several variables in case of
a given variable taking identical values

Dear all,
I have some data which looks like this
zipcode        prefecture    towncode    areacode
0010027    hokkaido    100        1100
0010029    hokkaido    100        1100
0010029    .        .        .
0010030    hokkaido    100        1100
0200822    iwate        201        3201
0200823    .        .        .
0200823    iwate        201        3201
0200831    iwate        201        3201
I use Stata 11.

I would like to make my observations identical in terms of prefecture, 
towncode and areacode when they are identical in terms of zipcode. I 
think that the only cases where prefecture, towncode and areacode vary 
while zipcodes are identical are when prefecture, towncode and areacode 
are sometimes missing and sometimes not, but I would like to check that 
before I do the necessary replacements.
I looked into duplicate commands, but did not seem to find a good 
solution. I would be most grateful for any pointers.
Sincerely yours,
katya

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