Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 09:59:36 -0800
Reply-To: Yvette <hollied@OLIN.WUSTL.EDU>
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From: Yvette <hollied@OLIN.WUSTL.EDU>
Subject: deleting duplicates
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I am tryin to write a line (or two) of code that will allow my data to
read if if this observation minus the next observation does not equal
zero then put a '.' Although I haven't been very successful.
I tried the if first.year command but it put missing variables for all
of my data beyond the first year. I want it to perform this function
by both ID and year - by this I mean I won't it to put a missing value
when not the first obs for the firm and year.
if not first.year for 1990 1991 and 1992 then put varA = '.'
I realixe the syntax is not correct but this is what I am trying to
Any help would be greatly appreciated.