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RE: st: How to count switches ?

 From Ignacio Martinez To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject RE: st: How to count switches ? Date Sat, 26 Jun 2010 19:05:57 -0400

```Thanks!!
Now I understand much better what is going on. Only one more question.

Your example is for  only one individual. I have a panel and what I want
is the sum of the switches across individuals. So if individual A switch
between employed and unemployed 2 times and individual B switch 3 times
I want to get 5 as my result. How do you do that? If i do

> su _spell, mean
> di in r "# of spells: " r(max)

I get 3 instead of 5 :-( .

Thanks for helping me.

-Ignacio

On Sun, 2010-06-27 at 00:38 +0200, Martin Weiss wrote:
> <>
>
> So -ssc d tsspell- is user-written by Nick Cox.
>
>
> Try a simple example, and the meaning becomes clear. Everytime your variable changes, _spell is stepped up. So its maximum should be what you want:
>
> ***********
> clear*
> set obs 25
> set seed 12543
> gen byte time=_n
> gen byte myvar=runiform()<.7
> tsset time
> tsspell myvar
> l, noo sepby(_spell)
> su _spell, mean
> di in r "# of spells: " r(max)
> ***********
>
>
> BTW, no attachments on Statalist...
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Ignacio Martinez
> Sent: Sonntag, 27. Juni 2010 00:26
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Subject: Re: st: How to count switches ?
>
> Thanks a lot for the help. I need a little more help.
> I installed tsspell. When I do "tsspell status" it generates 3 new
> variables _spell, _seq, _end .
> I'm confuse about how can i get the total number of switches in my data
> set by using those variables.
>
> Best,
>
> -Ignacio
>
> On Sat, 2010-06-26 at 15:25 -0400, Dmitriy Krichevskiy wrote:
> > There is -tsspell- that does this. (-findit tsspell-).
> >
> > On 6/26/10, Ignacio Martinez <ignacio@virginia.edu> wrote:
> > > Hi I'm new in the list and I hope someone can help me.
> > >
> > > I would like to know how can I count switches in stata. I have the
> > > following variables: Year, ID, Employment status
> > > I want to generate a variable that ==1 if employment status in year t !=
> > > to employment status in year t-1 for each individual.
> > >
> > > Thanks a lot for the help.
> > >
> > > -Ignacio
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
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