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so if my variable is credit_growth_dummy, I need to go to generate and write credit_growth_dummy(2) - because I want the 1984 values to be in the 1986 row. Or will I have to write -2?
EViews Gareth wrote:That's essentially the same as the example I gave where each cross-section is a different sheet of an Excel file. Having them in different files rather than different sheets is not much of a problem.
thanks, but i think i mean something different. i don't have a file for each cross-section, i have different files for different variables of the cross-sections:
- unemp.xls - unemployment rates for each state for different years
- poverty.xls - poverty rates for each state for different years
i always have one column for the cross-section id and one for the year and then a third for the explanatory variable.
tho_mi wrote:EViews Gareth wrote:Ah, ok. That should be even easier. Use wfopen to open the first file, then use import to open the remaining files.
Reading the first xls works fine and gives me a panel, but import alone doesn't work, i always get the error message "Different number of id series provided for source and destination...". Do i have to add something to the import command?
Opening the second file alone also works fine.
Last edited by tho_mi on Tue May 15, 2012 9:30 am, edited 1 time in total.
EViews Gareth wrote:You have to specify the source and destination IDs.
Thanks, works now. Is there something like a documentation for the different commands? Always using google for such simple things is a bit frustrating...
I know that there is/should be a command reference, but it's missing here at our university :X
Is there a way to replicate the first method of creating a panel workfile using code, rather than going through the menus interactively? I can successfully convert from pooled data to stacked data using the first method described above, but I'd like to have some code to be able to quickly repeat the process.
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