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Re: st: Arranging variables across rows


From   samuel gyetvay <sam.gyetvay@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Arranging variables across rows
Date   Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:32:24 -0400

the rest of my data set is organized like A1, A2, A3, ... A19, with
everything else overlapping. It is only B1, ... B8 that has this
particular structure.

-Sam

On Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 8:26 PM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> I've not thought out a -merge- solution.
>
> What's the attraction of a short structure? What can you do with it?
>
> Nick
>
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 12:12 AM, samuel gyetvay <sam.gyetvay@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you for your help, Nick. I am new to stata and a lot of these
>> commands are unfamiliar to me (which is a good thing, given that those
>> I already know arent solving my problem), and I will work through your
>> code. Just a few questions:
>>
>> The rest of my data set is organized nicely, save for this crucial
>> variable. I don't want to reshape unless I can return to a "short
>> structure." Is this possible/simple?
>>
>> Also, could you possibly briefly explain what the -merge- solution
>> might be? No need to go into such great detail.
>>
>> Thank you again!
>>
>> -Sam
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