Hi Tehout,

Might I recommend a few troubleshooting tips before switching machines?

First, use Sergiy's code to produce a simplified data set and see if the

command works then as written (pasted below for convenience):

. clear

. input Id probnum obs

Id probnum obs

1. 1 1 1

2. 1 12 2

3. 1 14 3

4. 1 39 4

5. 1 40 5

6. 1 49 6

7. end

.

. reshape wide probnum, i(Id) j(obs)

If that works, then it is almost certain that your install, computer,

etc are not at issue and Nick is almost certainly right-- there is a

peculiar observation or structure in your data which does not fit the

simplified view you're presenting. At this stage, I might split my data

set into say, 10, 50, or 100 observation chunks and try running the

reshape on several of those. I suspect that it will execute perfectly

on most but occasional get caught. When you get tossed back the same

error again, look at the structure of those observations and if you

can't figure out what's wrong, repost data that looks closer to that

form and we can help out better.

___________________________________

Jason Becker

Research Specialist

Office of Data Analysis and Research

Rhode Island Department of Education

255 Westminster Street Providence, RI 02903

(401)-222-8495

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Thank you for your response Sergiy. Obviously, it worked for you! Still

can't get it to work on my laptop. Will try another PC, although that

shouldn't make a difference. I'm using Stata11/Windows on both laptop

and desktop.

Thanks again,

Tehout

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