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RE: st: create a new variable with quarterly average


From   "A.Silva-Montes" <as454@kentforlife.net>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: create a new variable with quarterly average
Date   Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:04:48 +0000

Dear Marteen,
Thank you for your reply. However, in order to use that command, I need to create the variable "quarter" using my "month" variable. I know how to do it the long way....but it may be something shorter. Thanks, Andres
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From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] on behalf of Maarten Buis [maartenlbuis@gmail.com]
Sent: 21 January 2013 15:32
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: create a new variable with quarterly average

bys quarter : egen m = mean(var)

Hope this helps,
Maarten

On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 3:11 PM, A.Silva-Montes <as454@kentforlife.net> wrote:
> Dear Statausers,
>
> I have monthly expenditure data (I already declared the time series dataset) and I want to create a new variable with the expenditure average by quarter and keep having monthly data (I mean I do not want to "collapse" the dataset). I can do it the long way....can someone help me with a shortcut (any specific stata command)?
>
> Thanks, Andres
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