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st: RE: stata8 woes

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: RE: stata8 woes
Date   Thu, 25 Sep 2003 17:17:01 +0100


>   Two questions re. Stata8 that I have just started using.
>       1. Did anyone have a problem copying things from and 
> to, e.g. I can
> seamlessly copy a graph from Stata7 into Word, but I could 
> not do so in Stata8.
> I cannot believe that it cannot be done--so there must be 
> some new trick how it
> is done. (With Stata7 you do it simply with "copy" and 
> "paste" commands").

No new trick that I've heard of. Just worked for me. 

>       2. When I did time-seting (tsset  year)  I get 
> message "repeated time
> value in sample" . What does it mean? Obviously, they are 
> repeated because a
> bunch of data are from the same year, it is a panel, but 
> Stata must mean
> somewthing else. What?

You must tell it the panel id as well. e.g. 

. tsset id year 

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