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Re: st: RE: 5 year panels


From   lreine ycenna <lreine.ycenna@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: 5 year panels
Date   Thu, 5 May 2011 11:41:07 +0100

Thank you.

(1) I've tried the method you suggested, however I have panel data
from 1970-2006 covering 50 countries, the 5-year panels are only
needed from 1977-2004. e.g. 1977-2004, 1982-1986, with 2002-2004 being
the only 3-year panel. So anything before 1977 and after 2004 will
need to be deleted.

(2) Then I will also need to average my other variables and place them
into the 5-year panel slots accordingly. How do I do that?

(3) I might have to delete some rows (years) later on. But since I
have to do this for 50 countries, is there any shortcut for this?

lreine



On 5 May 2011 10:54, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> You can get five year groups by e.g.
>
> gen quinquennium  = 5 * floor(year/5)
>
> Put extra constants in the expression for other starts.
>
> Nick
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
> lreine ycenna
>
> What's the command I should use to arrange my yearly data into 5 year panels?
> (Stata 11.0)
>
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