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Re: st: merge cross-section with time series data

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: merge cross-section with time series data
Date   Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:40:42 +0000

You give no specific code, and no specific details on what the
problems are, so I don't see why you think we can give specific help.


On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Philip Hantschk <> wrote:

> I have problems merging two datasets, one is a cross-section, the other time series.
> I am using Stata 8 on windows vista.
> The time series data contains fund returns, etc. starting 1960 to 2009.
> The cross-sections contains data on fund's benchmarks, both in 2008 and 2011, and if there was a change. (so its not really a cross-section?)
> The time series contains more funds than the cross-section. of course i want to merge only if the fund is in both data sets. further i want that the variables of the cross-section are filled in all the time points of the time series.
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