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Re: st: reshaping


From   Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reshaping
Date   Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:56:50 +0200

Thanks Nick, what a pleasingly ingenious solution!

On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> On references to time of day, see
> <http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/statalist.html#others> at "The
> local is not global"
>
>  reshape wide value, i(country year) j(series) string
>  rename valueE Exports
>  rename valueG GDP
>  rename valueI Imports
>  reshape wide E G I , i(country) j(year) string
>
> Nick
>
>
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
> <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Good evening statalist
>>
>> I have data in the following form with variable name row given by-
>>
>> series  country continent year2000 year2001 year2002
>>
>> GDP
>> ...
>>
>> Exports
>> ...
>>
>> Imports
>> ....
>>
>> (series takes values such as GDP, Exports Imports etc)
>>
>> Since I would like to do some operations on GDP and Exports/Imports
>> etc what I would ultimately like the variable name row to be is
>>
>> country continent GDP2000 Exports2000 Imports2000 GDP2000 Exports2001 and so on
>>
>> I managed to reshape as a first step to get
>>
>> series   country   continent  year  value
>>
>> But I need your suggestions to get to the form I desire.
>
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