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Re: st: Transforming data - horizontal to vertical


From   lreine ycenna <lreine.ycenna@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Transforming data - horizontal to vertical
Date   Wed, 11 May 2011 10:28:19 +0100

Thank you.

regarding this command you show me, I have over 100 countries which
line up side by side. Is there anyway that I can do this without
renaming them one by one?

> rename USA c1
> rename AUS c2
> reshape long c, i(var year) j(country)
> label define country 1 "USA" 2 "Australia"
> label value country country
> list

On 11 May 2011 10:11, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:43 AM, lreine ycenna wrote:
>> I need to re-convert my data into the stata format (vertical). What
>> command do I use? <snip>
>
> You can get where you want with two calls to -reshape-, like in the
> example below (in which I added a second variable x2).
>
> *-------------------- begin example ------------------------
> clear all
> input str2 var year USA AUS
> x1 1997  0.1   0.1
> x1 1998  0.2   0.5
> x1 1999  0.1   0.3
> x1 2000  0.3   0.3
> x2 1997  1     1
> x2 1998  2     5
> x2 1999  1     3
> x2 2000  3     3
> end
>
> // this will put the countries underneath one another
> rename USA c1
> rename AUS c2
> reshape long c, i(var year) j(country)
> label define country 1 "USA" 2 "Australia"
> label value country country
> list
>
> // this will put the variables side by side
> reshape wide c , i(country year) j(var) string
> rename cx1 x1
> rename cx2 x2
> list
> *------------------------ end example ------------------------
> (For more on examples I sent to the Statalist see:
> http://www.maartenbuis.nl/example_faq )
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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