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Re: st: Need help with transforming dataset, please


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Need help with transforming dataset, please
Date   Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:35:30 +0000

Not so. For example, the first Subject variable contains

MATH
ENGLISH
FRENCH
GEOG

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 12:30 AM, William Buchanan
<william@williambuchanan.net> wrote:

> -help rename- is all that you need.

On Feb 25, 2013, at 16:18, Bidemi Carrol <bidemi@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I would appreciate some help with transforming the dataset below.
>> Reshape does not seem to work, but I may be applying it wrong.
>>
>> The original dataset is as follows (with many more grade and subject
>> combinations):
>>
>> StudId Gender  Subject1 Grade1 Subject2  Grade2   Subject3  Grade3
>> Subject4  Grade4
>> 121    F           MATH       3        ENGLISH  4           GEOG     5
>>        FRENCH  5
>> 122    F           ENGLISH  4        GEOG      5           MATH      5
>> 123    M          FRENCH   2        ENGLISH  3           MATH      1
>>       GEOG      3
>> 124    M          GEOG       1        MATH       2          ENGLISH  2
>>
>> I would like it to look like this:
>>
>> StudID  Gender  Math  English  French  Geog
>> 121        F          3         4             5        5
>> 122        F          5         4                       5
>> 123        M         1         3             2         3
>> 124        M          2        2                        1
>>
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