help for reshape8                                                   Bill Rising

An improved reshape

Description reshape8 improves reshape by preserving variable labels as much as possible when switching back and forth between long and wide dataset formats. Hence, taking a dataset from long to wide and back to long will result in getting the same dataset labelling back again. When going from wide to long, there are some labels which are not defined; if they are then defined and the dataset is reshaped multiple times, they will be persistent. Aside from the command name, its usage is otherwise identical to reshape, so see reshape for syntax information.

Notes reshape8 runs only under Stata 8 and above.

Author Bill Rising email: brising@louisville.edu web: http://www.louisville.edu/~wrrisi01

Last Updated: December 19, 2003 @ 16:09:32