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Re: st: Re: working with panel data in Stata


From   olorunfemi sola <solafem7@yahoo.co.uk>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Re: working with panel data in Stata
Date   Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:05:33 +0000 (GMT)

Joseph,
Thank you. Your suggestion worked perfectly.

 
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----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph Coveney <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Cc: 
Sent: Saturday, 17 March 2012, 1:26
Subject: st: Re: working with panel data in Stata

Try:

encode id, generate(ID) label(IDs)
tsset ID time, yearly

Joseph Coveney

P.S.  You might want to re-read Section 2.3 ("How do I send questions to
Statalist?") of the list's FAQ (URL below).

-----Original Message-----

Am working with panel data. The data are as follows:
id    time    ep    dep    lr
lagos    2000    10    11    12
lagos    2001    8    12    13
lagos    2002    9    9    9
lagos    2003    7    10    12
ondo    2000    10    8    10
ondo    2001    8    12    13
ondo    2002    10    11    14
ondo    2003    7    10    11
ife    2000    9    11    12
ife    2001    8    8    11
ife    2002    9    10    12
ife    2003    10    9    12
But when i give this command --------" tsset id time " it gave the following
error:
  tsset id time
varlist:  id:  string variable not allowed
r(109)
Expecting your assistance.


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