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Re: st: Some basic help on programming


From   Prakash Singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Some basic help on programming
Date   Wed, 11 Apr 2012 23:22:20 +0530

Thanks lot Friedrich

One out of the box query
could you suggest some material available to download for learning
programming as it feels that it will reduce a lot of cluttering of do
file for me in future.

Once again thanks
Prakash

On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:41 PM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
> Prakash,
>
> Add these lines to the commands from my earlier message:
>
> contract common_id
> drop _freq
> foreach i of local items {
>  merge common_id using "item`i'.dta"
>  drop _merge
>  sort common_id
> }
>
> Friedrich
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM, Prakash Singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Friedrich
>>
>> In the data set we have key using which we can make commonid for firm
>> and based on commonid I would like to merge data set.
>>
>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 6:29 PM, Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Prakash,
>>>
>>> Please explain how you want to merge the files. Stata has more than
>>> one way to combine different datasets.
>>>
>>> Friedrich
>>>
>>> On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 8:10 AM, Prakash Singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Thanks a lot Friedrich
>>>>
>>>> This what I was thinking but I do not have even basic knowledge of
>>>> programming in stata so was not able to keep hold of the issue, though
>>>> I knew its possible to do it in stata.
>>>> One more stupid question, is there way to programme the merging also
>>>> for these file as its quite boring kind of do file repeating.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks in advance
>>>> Prakash
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