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st: RE: RE: RE: observation about float()


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: observation about float()
Date   Wed, 25 Sep 2002 20:18:45 +0100

VISINTAINER PAUL

> Thanks, Nick.  Your code with -egen- is simplier.  However, 
> you will get the
> same problem.  The values for "median" in Q1 are 1.4300001 
> and float()
> doesn't recognize this value.
> 
> 	.list if median=float(1.43)
> 	.(no observations)

No; my point was that you don't ever need to do this, 
at least in this territory, and I believe elsewhere. 

Select on the quantile group, which will always be 
an integer, and never on the quantile. 

(Naturally, you actually typed == not = above.) 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

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