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Re: st: wide to long
I'm not totally sure of where the message is coming from, but I would
ask, what variables are present when you do the -reshape long- ?
If I am not confused, year (in your example) should not exist prior
to the reshape. It is created by -reshape long-. I don't see how you
would have a year variable in the wide form (as your message
suggests); what would it signify?
The variables you should have prior to -reshape wide- ought to be
(etc. -- other totisam variables)
And that's all (at least, in your example, doing just one measure at a time).
By the way, any other variables not mentioned in the -reshape-
command, but which exist in your data, must be (I believe)
functionally dependent on firmid. But in your case, there really
ought not to be any other variables.
I hope this helps.
At 10:56 AM 10/19/2006, you wrote:
Hi David, thanks for the response. I transfered each individual variable
file to State using Stat transfer. I renamed the variable using a prefix.
However, when I try:
reshape long totistam, i(firmid) j(year)
I get the following message:
year contains all missing values
Could anybody please tell me what's going on? I also tried - mvencode - to
replace missing values with 0 but that did not help either.
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