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Re: st: using reshape

From   "Michael Blasnik" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   Re: st: using reshape
Date   Tue, 12 Sep 2006 13:13:44 -0400

Maybe I don't understand the problem, but if ir2 is the number of injuries reported and injnum is number for each injury created by reshape, why can't you just:

drop if injnum>ir2

immediately after the reshape?

Michael Blasnik
[email protected]

----- Original Message ----- From: <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2006 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: st: using reshape


Thanks again for your suggestions.

You're right that I could create a set of -drop- statements to remove all
null records (where all reshaped variables are missing) so that -reshape-
would create the unbalanced data set I need.  Despite my general aversion
to using SPSS, I took a look at their version of -reshape-, called
-restructure-.  There is a handy option to drop all null records, which
easily creates unbalanced data sets.  It would be nice if Stata's
-reshape- command had such an option.  Given the likelihood of adding new
variables as the data analysis progresses, I will likely use SPSS to
reshape my data.

Mike Frone

Michael R. Frone, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Research Institute on Addictions
State University of New York at Buffalo
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
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