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Re: st: "stacking" a variable ?


From   Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: "stacking" a variable ?
Date   Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:33:56 +0000

In this case you can go

replace q2 = q2[_n+3] in 1/3
drop in 4/L

More technique is shown by

clear
 input q1 q2
 2.05 .
 3.01 .
 0.75 .
 . 1.99
 . 1.86
 . 0.44
 end

egen id = seq(), to(3)
egen j = seq(), block(3)
replace q1 = q2 if missing(q1)
rename q1 q
drop q2
reshape wide q, i(id) j(j)

Nick
njcoxstata@gmail.com


On 2 December 2013 16:03, Nick Bornschein <nick.bornschein@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> after some problems with my data, I have a final question to deal with them. Imagine the following example:
>
> clear
> input q1 q2
> 2.05 .
> 3.01 .
> 0.75 .
> . 1.99
> . 1.86
> . 0.44
> end
>
> How do I "move" column q2 upwards, so that finally 1.99 is in the same line as 2.05 in the first row, 1.86 is besides 3.01 and so on.
>
> Thanks a lot
> -Nick
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