The pages for most commands in this category need to be written / rewritten
Sorts the observations in a dataset according the value of a variable or variables.
sort varx vary
Changes how panel data (or panel-like data) is stored.
reshape wide varx vary, i(idvar) j(year)   - or -
reshape long varx vary, i(idvar) j(year)
Transposes the data so that each observation becomes a variable and each variable becomes an observation.
Makes Stata see if it can store your dataset more efficiently by changing the types of some variables.
Alters the order of the variables in a dataset, as they appear in the Variables window, or in commands like sum and list (when called with no arguements).
order idvar1 idvar2 varx vary varz   - or -
order newvar, after(xvar)
Joins two datasets containing different information (variables) on the same observations.
merge idvar using "files/otherdataset"
Joins two datasets containing different observations for the same variables.
append using "files/otherdataset"
last modified: 4 May 2007