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Re: st: Some basic help on programming


From   Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Some basic help on programming
Date   Wed, 11 Apr 2012 14:40:30 -0400

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On Wed, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:52 PM, Prakash Singh <prakashbhu@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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