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Re: st: assymetric start and end dates in a panel dat set

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: assymetric start and end dates in a panel dat set
Date   Thu, 24 May 2012 10:40:18 +0200

--- On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:02 AM, loggyedr salvez wrote:
>> was extremely helpful. Should I upload an example of the excel file I
>> have to take a look?

--- On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Nick Cox  wrote:
> Please don't send attachments! This is explained in the FAQ.

I obviously agree with Nick. But on a more positive note, it is often
helpful to see an extract of the data when answering questions and you
can do so without sending attachments. For example see:

You can get the -writeinput- command discussed by Eric by typing in Stata:

ssc install writeinput

This has the added advantage that one only needs Stata to read that
data, and it is safe to assume that everybody on the Statalist has

-- Maarten

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