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re:st: reshape WDI from wide to long format


From   Christopher Baum <kit.baum@bc.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   re:st: reshape WDI from wide to long format
Date   Mon, 16 May 2011 12:36:15 -0400

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Hi all, the data is list with the following column headers:

countryname countrycode seriesname seriescode y1960 ...... y2010

My question is how to plug these variables into the reshape command
Some of u will suggest using user written commands, they keep failing
no matter how many variables, countries, or years I drop.
So simply if Stata can do it with the  built in commands what is the
right syntax to use?



SJ-7-2  dm0031  . . . . . . . . .  Stata tip 45: Getting those data into shape
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. F. Baum and N. J. Cox
        Q2/07   SJ 7(2):268--271                                 (no commands)
        tip on applications of reshape and solving data
        management problems


Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html




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