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Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: reshaping + info from label |

Date |
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 01:59:12 +0100 |

That made it clearer. You can do this clear input date str1 variable1ab str1 variable2cd 1 q w 2 e r end label var variable1ab "A B" label var variable2cd "C D" save aroratest longshape variable*, i(date) j(whatever) . l +-----------------------------------+ | date whatever _whatever y | |-----------------------------------| 1. | 1 A B variable1ab q | 2. | 1 C D variable2cd w | 3. | 2 A B variable1ab e | 4. | 2 C D variable2cd r | +-----------------------------------+ It then sounds like a case for -split- on -whatever-. The key to this solution was posted fairly recently, -longshape- from SSC. -ds- and -findname- find variable names, but string values within the data are not where it looks. I still see no connection with this problem, despite being very familiar with both commands, but if -longshape- helps with a solution, I guess that is immaterial. Nick On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 1:46 AM, Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote: > Thanks Nick, let me pls elaborate the problem. > The reason why -ds- or your -findname- come into the picture is > because I would like to take some strings out of the variable label > and place them into the data. > So let us consider only one variable variable1ab. "A B" is the > variable label for the variable variable1ab and I would like to create > 2 new variables taking up the values (two strings from the label) A > and B and the third variable takes up the original value of the > variable. The reason for all this is that I would eventually like to > take some correlations -by- A and B (this information is available in > the variable label). > > On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 2:10 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote: >> You don't show what you tried with -reshape-. If these were string >> variables, then you can go >> >> input date str1 variable1ab str1 variable2cd >> . 1 q w >> . 2 e r >> end >> reshape long variable, i(date) string >> l >> >> +-----------------------+ >> | date _j variable | >> |-----------------------| >> 1. | 1 1ab q | >> 2. | 1 2cd w | >> 3. | 2 1ab e | >> 4. | 2 2cd r | >> +-----------------------+ >> >> I don't follow what you are trying to explain about labels. Value >> labels? Variable labels? Nor do I follow what the connection with -ds- >> or -findname- (SJ) is here. >> >> Nick >> >> On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 12:11 AM, Abhimanyu Arora >> <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> I am trying to reshape data that has the following form--- >>> >>> date variable1ab variable2cd >>> 1 q w >>> 2 e r >>> >>> >>> >>> Assume the variable variable1ab is labelled A B, while variable2cd is >>> labelled C D (actually strings, though) >>> >>> >>> Finally I would like the data to be of the following form >>> >>> date var1 var2 value >>> 1 A B q >>> 2 A B e >>> 1 C D w >>> 2 C D r >>> >>> >>> I feel the solution might lie in the commands -ds- or Nick Cox's >>> -findname- together with -reshape- but I am just unable to see how. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: reshaping + info from label***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: reshaping + info from label***From:*Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>

**Re: st: reshaping + info from label***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**Re: st: reshaping + info from label***From:*Abhimanyu Arora <abhimanyu.arora1987@gmail.com>

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