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Re: st: AW: combining datasets


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: combining datasets
Date   Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:18:07 +0000 (GMT)

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://www.maartenbuis.nl
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--- On Wed, 18/8/10, martine etienne wrote:
> > firstly, person 1 in dataset A is NOT same person
> > as person 1 in dataset B

--- On Thu, 19/8/10, Anders Alexandersson wrote:
> Here is the equivalent merge solution:

If the same id's in different datasets refer to different
people, then you cannot use -merge- (well you can, but
the resulting dataset will not make sense). All numbers in
a row in your dataset must relate to the same person (or 
region, company, ant, or whatever else you may choose to 
study). 

-- Maarten


      

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