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RE: st: dropped observations after append


From   "Marino, Jennifer" <jmarino@fhcrc.org>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: dropped observations after append
Date   Sun, 19 Mar 2006 16:50:46 -0800

But shouldn't the variable type in the master set (dset1.dta) prevail,
so the missing would be the dset values from dset2.dta? And doesn't
Stata tell you it's seen that as a problem even though it goes ahead and
does it anyway?

(Hi, Michael - I think I knew you in grad school.)
Jen Marino

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Maarten buis
Sent: Sunday, March 19, 2006 4:43 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: dropped observations after append


Michael:
Is the variable dset in dset1.dta a string? (open dset1.dta and type
-desc dset- to find out) HTH, Maarten

--- Michael McCulloch <mm@pinest.org> wrote:

> I have two datasets, (dset1.dta and dset2.dta).
> With dset1.dta, I append with the command: append using dset2.dta.
> 
> dset1.dta has:
> id      dset    agev    male    meduse  afev1
> 2       1       10      1       1       1.700833
> 6       1       11      0       0       2.084792
> 15      1       11      1       0       1.499583
> 18      1       7       1       0       1.183437
> 20      1       10      1       0       1.400417
> 
> dset2.dta has:
> id      dset    agev    male    meduse  afev1
> 2       0       10      1       0       -9
> 6       0       11      0       1       -9
> 15      0       11      1       1       -9
> 18      0       7       1       1       -9
> 20      0       10      1       1       -9
> 
> After I append, why are values from the first dataset dset1.dta for 
> the
> variable dset==1 are dropped?
> id      dset    wheeze  cough   meduse  afev1   male    agev    height

> anysx
> 2       0       0       0       0       -9      1       10
137.922 
> 0
> 2       .       0       0       1       1.700833        1       10 
> 137.922 0
> 6       .       0       1       0       2.084792        0       11 
> 150.876 1
> 6       0       0       1       1       -9      0       11
150.876 
> 1
> 15      .       0       1       0       1.499583        1       11 
> 141.986 1
> 15      0       0       1       1       -9      1       11
141.986 
> 1
> 18      .       0       0       0       1.183437        1       7 
> 120.396 0
> 18      0       0       0       1       -9      1       7
120.396 
> 0
> 20      .       0       0       0       1.400417        1       10 
> 150.114 0
> 20      0       0       0       1       -9      1       10
150.114 0
> 
> 
> 
> 
> Best wishes,
> Michael
> 
> 
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