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Re: st: how to repeat a value?


From   Kresten Buch <krestensb@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: how to repeat a value?
Date   Thu, 14 Jul 2011 22:03:18 +0200

thanks!

Med venlig hilsen
Kresten Skovsted Buch
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On 14 July 2011 21:43, Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> -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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