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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 21:34:49 +0200

<>


" 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."


You have to check those conditions one by one:


***********
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: gen byte prefvaries=prefecture[1]!=prefecture[_N]
by zipcode: gen byte townvaries=towncode[1]!=towncode[_N]
by zipcode: gen byte areavaries=areacode[1]!=areacode[_N]
by zipcode: egen missings=total(mi(prefecture,towncode, areacode))
by zipcode: gen byte onlysomemiss=missings!=_N & missings!=0 
drop missings
//all conditions fulfilled?
gen byte complies=prefvaries+townvaries+areavaries+onlysomemiss==4
li, noo sepby(zipcode) ab(15)
***********


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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