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Re: st: reshape


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: reshape
Date   Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:22:14 +0100

Try

i(country indicator)

Nick

On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Abu Camara <abucamara@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am trying to reshape from wide to long using the following command
> but I get the error as reported below .
> /**reshape      long    yr,     i(country)      j(year) **/
> I know country is not unique because indicator has 4 levels and
> country is repeated. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
>
>
> **--error message----------
> reshape long yr, i(country) j(year)
> (note: j = 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010)
> i=country does not uniquely identify the observations;
> there are multiple observations with the same value of country.
> Type "reshape error" for a listing of the problem observations.
>
>
>
> **---------------------sample data-----------------------------------.
> country indicator       yr2004  yr2005  yr2006  yr2007  yr2008  yr2009  yr2010
> Albania 4       3.60E+09        4.00E+09        4.50E+09        5.50E+09        6.70E+09        6.00E+09        6.00E+09
> Albania 1       1.50E+09        1.60E+09        1.70E+09        2.00E+09        2.20E+09        2.10E+09        2.00E+09
> Albania 3                               1.80E+09        2.10E+09        2.00E+09        2.00E+09
> Albania 2       1.40E+09        1.50E+09        1.60E+09        1.80E+09        2.10E+09        2.00E+09        2.00E+09
> Algeria 2       4.40E+10        5.90E+10        6.90E+10        7.80E+10        1.00E+11        6.60E+10
> Algeria 4       2.60E+10        2.90E+10        3.30E+10        3.90E+10        5.00E+10        4.10E+10
> Algeria 1       8.00E+09        7.90E+09        8.80E+09        1.00E+10        1.10E+10        1.40E+10
> Algeria 3       5.10E+09        5.70E+09        6.10E+09        6.70E+09        7.50E+09        7.30E+09
> Azerbaijan      4       2.70E+09        3.20E+09        4.70E+09        7.60E+09        1.00E+10        1.20E+10        1.30E+10
> Azerbaijan      1       9.50E+08        1.20E+09        1.50E+09        2.20E+09        2.70E+09        3.10E+09        3.40E+09
> Bahrain 4
> Bahrain 1
> Bangladesh      3       8.80E+09        9.60E+09        1.00E+10        1.20E+10        1.40E+10        1.50E+10        1.70E+10
> Bangladesh      2       1.40E+10        1.60E+10        1.70E+10        1.90E+10        2.20E+10        2.50E+10        2.80E+10
> Benin   2       5.40E+08        5.80E+08
> Benin   3       3.10E+08        3.20E+08
>

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