## Matching by variables when values repeat

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# Matching by variables when values repeat

Hello,

I would like to make my dataset "anova_3b" look like "anova_3bb" (see attached picture). I know I can't merge by cohort/attention because there are more than one observation per combination. Could you please shed some light on how I can tranform my dataset?

Thank you,

Juan

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## Re: Matching by variables when values repeat

If I correctly understand how you are trying to collapse your data wouldn't something like the following work?:

data anova_03bb (drop=last;

set anova_03b;

last_trial=lag(trial);

last_extremity_1=lag(extremity_1);

last_extremity_0=lag(extremity_0);

if mod(_n_,2) eq 0 then do;

if missing(extremity_1) then do;

trial=last_trial;

extremity_1=last_extremity_1;

end;

else extremity_0=last_extremity_0;

output;

end;

run;

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## Re: Matching by variables when values repeat

Arthur,

Thank you very much for looking into this. The code you gave me creates some missing observations where there should be a data value. I tried to work with it and find the reason but I could not figure it out. Below is the dataset resulting from running the code you provided me with (there should be 24 obs for Extremity_0 and 24 obs for Extremity_1) . Thanks again for looking into this.

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## Re: Matching by variables when values repeat

You would have to post your data file in order to see what you actually have. A picture of it doesn't help much.

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## Re: Matching by variables when values repeat

Actually, as I look more closely at your original example, the problem might be a lot easier. Does the following do what you want?:

data anova_03b0 (keep=extremity_0) anova_03b1 (drop=extremity_0);

set anova_03b;

if missing(extremity_1) then output anova_03b0;

else output anova_03b1;

run;

data anova_03bb;

set anova_03b1;

set anova_03b0;

run;

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