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Re: st: Panel Data Construction


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Panel Data Construction
Date   Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:16:56 +0100

Variable names in Stata cannot include parentheses. You can't keep the
(). Import the "names" as variable labels in Stata, and show the
result of -describe-.

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com

On 18 June 2013 21:49, Edward Crawley <edward.crwly@gmail.com> wrote:

> In Stata, Date GAR(P) GAR(MV) .... are copied as variable names to the
> data editor after I copy paste from Excel.
>
> If I do not keep them as variable names, then variable names will be
> var1 var2 ... as default and Date GAR(P) ... will be copied as values
> to the first cell.
>
> I don't know which one is easier to manipulate.

On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 9:34 PM, Edward Crawley <edward.crwly@gmail.com> wrote:

>> I am trying to convert my dataset to panel data, but since I am new to
>> STATA I couldn't figure how to do it. My dataset is as follows;
>>
>> Date GAR(P) GAR(MV) GAR(MB) AKB(P) AKB(MV) AKB(MB) ISC(P) ISC(MV) ISC(MB)
>> Jan10 0.53 110 1.71 0.63 230 1.95 1.7 150 4.6
>> Feb10 0.47 120 1.54 0.55 205 1.71 1.63 100 4.43
>>
>>
>> GAR, AKB, ISC are the firms' names and P=price, MV=market value,
>> MB=market-to-book ratio.
>>
>>
>> At the end, I would like to have something like this;
>>
>> Firm Date P MV MB
>> GAR Jan10 0.53 110 1.71
>> GAR Feb10 0.47 120 1.54
>> AKB Jan10 0.63 230 1.95
>> AKB Feb10 0.55 205 1.71
>> ISC Jan10 1.7 150 4.6
>> ISC Feb10 1.63 100 4.43
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