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Re: st: STATA Pivot capability


From   Michael Stewart <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: STATA Pivot capability
Date   Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:22:02 -0500

I dont have a specific question.I happened to see my colleague working
with pivot tables and I could not import them to stata.Hence the
question.I dont have any research plans using data from pivot tables
Thanks
Mike

On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:42 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> Questions assuming familiarity with the details of MS Excel cut down
> the readership quite a bit.
>
> My guess is much the same as Jay's, and the answer is that you can
> import this; you will need to -reshape- afterwards to do very much
> useful
>
> Nick
>
> On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 3:33 PM, JVerkuilen (Gmail)
> <jvverkuilen@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Michael Stewart
>> <michaelstewartresearch@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>> I am trying to find if Stata can import/export data  from/to excel in
>>> the form of pivot table for excel.
>>> Can anyone help me .
>>
>> If you would explain what the pivot table is that would help. I seem
>> to recall it's a cross tab (like what Stata generates with
>> -tabulate-), with rows and columns being categories of a nominal
>> variable such as occupation by state. If so Stata "prefers" to have
>> these represented differently. If the pivot was:
>>
>>        A1  A2    A3
>> B1   x11 x12  x13
>> B2   x21 x22  x23
>> B3   x31 x32  x33
>>
>> Stata would really prefer you lay out the data as:
>>
>> A    B   X
>> 1    1    x11
>> 1    2    x21
>> 1    3    x31
>> 2    1    x21
>> 2    2    x22
>> 2    3    x23
>> 3    1    x31
>> 3    2    x32
>> 3    3    x33
>>
>> But it depends a lot on what you intend to do with the data.
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Thank you ,
Yours Sincerely,
Mike.
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