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st: RE: data transformation or probably reshape


From   Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: data transformation or probably reshape
Date   Fri, 11 May 2012 16:49:29 +0100

-reshape- is pertinent. This kind of problem, including World Bank format, is discussed in detail in 

SJ-7-2  dm0031  . . . . . . . . .  Stata tip 45: Getting those data into shape
        . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. F. Baum and N. J. Cox
        Q2/07   SJ 7(2):268--271                                 (no commands)
        tip on applications of reshape and solving data
        management problems

which as it is more than 3 years old is accessible to all as a .pdf at 

http://www.stata-journal.com/sjpdf.html?articlenum=dm0031

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Prakash Singh

I have world Bank time series data downloaded in a format given below

Country country-code Variable variable-code year1 year2 year3...... year10
 where below year we have the value for particular variable for that year.

but I am interested to have my data in the following form


Country country-code Variable1 variable2
                                       year1        year1
                                       year 2       year2
                                      year3        year3
                                        ......         ......
                                      year10     year10
i.e. for a variable value should stack below each other according to
increasing value of year panel format.

I thought of reshape command but I am not clear how to do this in this case

I have access to stata10


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