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Re: st: Panel Data Construction


From   Edward Crawley <edward.crwly@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Panel Data Construction
Date   Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:12:05 +0100

You are right, sorry about that. When I copy them directly,
parentheses are automatically deleted.

. describe

Contains data
  obs:             2
 vars:            10
 size:            70
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
              storage  display     value
variable name   type   format      label      variable label
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
date            str5   %9s                    Date
garp            float  %8.0g                  GAR(P)
garmv           int    %8.0g                  GAR(MV)
garmb           float  %8.0g                  GAR(MB)
akbp            float  %8.0g                  AKB(P)
akbmv           int    %8.0g                  AKB(MV)
akbmb           float  %8.0g                  AKB(MB)
iscp            float  %8.0g                  ISC(P)
iscmv           int    %8.0g                  ISC(MV)
iscmb           float  %8.0g                  ISC(MB)
--------------------------------------------------------------------


On Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 12:16 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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