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Re: st: RE: Conserving variables and value labels while reshaping wide to long


From   natalia malancu <natalia.malancu@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Conserving variables and value labels while reshaping wide to long
Date   Thu, 23 May 2013 13:22:30 +0200

Hi David,

thank you for the suggestion. I was already aware of it, however it is
only relevant for stata 11 users (I'm using 12). Moreover, I'm not
sure how to go around things given the string component in my case. I
would prefer not having to generate a new variable via substr()

Natalia


On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 9:43 PM, Radwin, David <dradwin@rti.org> wrote:
> Natalia,
>
> Keeping variable labels after -reshape- is a FAQ, at least through
> version 11:
>
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data-management/apply-labels-after-res
> hape/index.html
>
> David
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>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-
>> statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of natalia malancu
>> Sent: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:18 PM
>> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
>> Subject: st: Conserving variables and value labels while reshaping
> wide to
>> long
>>
>> Hi guys!
>>
>> I have the following data structure
>>
>> id da03 da04 ea03 ea04
>>
>> where d refers to wave 1 of my data and e refers to wave 2.
>>
>> after reshaping I am left with the variables a03 and a04.
>>
>> How would a loop structure look like in order to preserve both the
>> variable and value labels?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Natalia
>
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