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Re: st: reshape WDI from wide to long format


From   JP Azevedo <jp.statalist@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reshape WDI from wide to long format
Date   Wed, 1 Jun 2011 23:14:44 -0400

Hello Sami,

One possible alternative is to use the Stata module wbopendata, which
does have a reshape option embeded. All you have to do is to chose for
the data to be displayed in the long format (as oppose to the wide
default format).

Notice that all WDI indicators are accessible through this module
directly into Stata.

For more information type:

ssc install wbopendata

help wbopendata

examples:

wbopendata, language(en - English) indicator(ag.agr.trac.no) long clear

wbopendata, language(en - English) topics(2 - Aid Effectiveness) long

Best,

JP



On Mon, May 16, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Sami Alameen <samialameen@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
>
> All the best
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