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RE: st: tsset error codes

From   William Hart <>
To   "" <>
Subject   RE: st: tsset error codes
Date   Thu, 23 Feb 2012 11:50:32 -0600

Sorry that I wasn't clear.  Using the code change that Maarten suggested, I entered:

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

I got the same error code as with the earlier Generate statement.  I will study the references on Panel data.



-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:41 AM
To: ''
Subject: RE: st: tsset error codes

What does "did not work" mean precisely? 

What did you type in Stata? What did Stata say in response? 


William Hart

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).

Maarten Buis

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

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