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Re: st: combining different storage types

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: combining different storage types
Date   Sat, 8 Oct 2011 18:44:48 +0100

You can always change the subject, but it helps to be clear that you
have done so.

Edward James, who started this thread, is concerned with country names
held in a variable; as said they can be stored in a string variable or
in value labels.

You now seem to be talking about a different problem with -reshape
wide-. It's certainly true that leading zero characters aren't allowed
in variable names


On Sat, Oct 8, 2011 at 6:35 PM, Sami Alameen <> wrote:
> I don't want to take the discussion away from the main subject, but if
> I want to reshape wide a combined variable with leading zeros in the
> name, Stata used to create an error message!
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