Dear all,

for my master's thesis I am running a panelanalysis.

I used the reshape-command to transform the data from wide to long format and than I xtset the data with fallnum and wave.

There are 5 waves for the years 1996, 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2014.

68% of the persons took part on the study only once. Because of that I am having a lot of gaps in my paneldata and I should solve the problem.

I tried to type in

but it didn't work.

Also I tried it with the following commands

In every case the gaps did not get filled.

Did I do anything wrong? Or is the number of gaps too large to fulfill them?

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards

Mimi La

for my master's thesis I am running a panelanalysis.

I used the reshape-command to transform the data from wide to long format and than I xtset the data with fallnum and wave.

There are 5 waves for the years 1996, 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2014.

68% of the persons took part on the study only once. Because of that I am having a lot of gaps in my paneldata and I should solve the problem.

I tried to type in

Code:

tsfill and tsfill, full

Also I tried it with the following commands

Code:

gen x_n1=x[_n-1] gen x_n1= x[_n-1] if missing(x) gen x_n1=x[_n-1] if x>=.

Did I do anything wrong? Or is the number of gaps too large to fulfill them?

Thank you in advance!

Kind regards

Mimi La

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