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From |
thomas bourveau <thomas.bourveau@gmail.com> |

To |
statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: RE: Reshape question |

Date |
Sat, 30 Mar 2013 18:40:59 +0100 |

Dear Elan, thanks a lot for your answer. I applied your suggestion. It works only partially. Indeed, I am sorry but I forgot to mention in my initial mail that about a quarter of my identifiers are not made of six figures (eg. "111112") but rather of five figures and a letter (eg "11111U"). For the later case, the procedure does not apply. If I read your procedure well, at the end I should only have three variables : date, firmid and Vol that contains my variable of interest. However, here, I keep the columns for all the cases with a letter in their name. If anyone has an idea, it would be great. I wish you all a nice week-end Best, Thomas 2013/3/29 Cohen, Elan <cohened@upmc.edu>: > How about this: > > foreach var of varlist var2-var4 { > rename `var' VoI`=`var'[1]' > } > drop in 1 > rename var1 date > g id = _n > reshape long VoI, i(id) j(firmid) > drop id > > HTH, > > - Elan > > > -----Original Message----- > From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of thomas bourveau > Sent: Friday, March 29, 2013 14:10 > To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu > Subject: st: Reshape question > > Dear Statlist readers, > > I now have an issue trying to reshape my dataset. > > Currently, a simplified version of my dataset looks as follows : > > var1 var2 var3 var4 > Code 111111 111112 111113 > 01/01/2000 10 11 22 > 01/02/2000 20 14 25 > .. > .. > 01/12/2008 23 17 28 > > > Specifically, my columns name are var1, var2, var3.... > In the first line of the dataset, except for the first column, there > is the firms identifier. > As you can see from my example, the next lines provide the value of my > variable of interest for all the firms in the sample at a given point > in time. > > I need to work with a dataset that would be organized as follows : > > Firm ID Date Variable of Interest > 111111 01/01/2000 10 > .. > .. > 111111 01/12/2008 23 > 111112 01/01/2000 11 > .. > .. > 111112 01/12/2008 17 > 111113 01/01/2000 22 > .. > .. > 111113 01/12/2008 28 > > > I have been through several stata tutorials online. However, I do not > think that my case fit with the basic wide / long reshape examples > that I've found. > > I would appreciate any suggestion to find a solution. > > Best, > Thomas > > -- > Thomas Bourveau > thomas.bourveau@gmail.com > 0637573925 > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- Thomas Bourveau thomas.bourveau@gmail.com 0637573925 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/resources/statalist-faq/ * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: st: RE: Reshape question***From:*Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>

**References**:**st: Reshape question***From:*thomas bourveau <thomas.bourveau@gmail.com>

**st: RE: Reshape question***From:*"Cohen, Elan" <cohened@upmc.edu>

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