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RE: st: tsset error codes

From   William Hart <>
To   "" <>
Subject   RE: st: tsset error codes
Date   Thu, 23 Feb 2012 09:39:09 -0600

Unfortunately, that did not work.  I should add that each quarter has 3000-7000 observations; there not one row of data per quarter.  I don't know if that makes a difference (very new at time series).
  Thanks for the suggestion,


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Maarten Buis
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 9:31 AM
Subject: Re: st: tsset error codes

On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 4:27 PM, William Hart wrote:
> I am beginning an analysis of some Consumer Expenditure Survey data.  I have quarterly data sets from 1996 through 2009.  I have a variable  called 'timevar' which is a sequential number unique to each quarter.  I used the following code in an attempt to tsset the data:
> . gen newtime = q(1996q1) + timevar-1

 gen double newtime = q(1996q1) + timevar-1

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen

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