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Re: st: reshaping
Nick Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Re: st: reshaping
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 20:06:49 +0100
You're welcome. But such a wide-wide structure seems very un-Stataish.
I'll bet that whatever operations you want to do are not much more
difficult in your original structure with proper use of time-series
On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
> Thanks Nick, what a pleasingly ingenious solution!
> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Nick Cox <email@example.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
>> On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 6:19 PM, Abhimanyu Arora
>> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Good evening statalist
>>> I have data in the following form with variable name row given by-
>>> series country continent year2000 year2001 year2002
>>> (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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