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Re: st: how to repeat a value?


From   Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to repeat a value?
Date   Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:43:46 -0400

-replace var_name=var_name[_n-1] if var_name==""-

Rich

On 7/14/11 3:35 PM, Kresten Buch wrote:
> Dear Stata experts,
> 
> I have a table generated from a website with two colums as below.
> 
> id	var_name
> -------------------------
> .	Area
> 185	
> 187	
> 190	
> 201	
> .	Population
> 185	
> 201	
> 210	
> 217	
> .	Education
> 165	
> 167	
> 
> And I would like to make it look like this version here below.
> 
> id	var_name
> -------------------------
> .	Area
> 185	Area
> 187	Area
> 190	Area
> 201	Area
> .	Population
> 185	Population
> 201	Population
> 210	Population
> 217	Population
> .	Education
> 165	Education
> 167	Education
> 
> I hope I explained myself?
> Been looking for a answer for hours. Hope some of you can help me. Im
> quite new to stata.
> 
> Thanks in advance
> Kresten Buch
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