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st: Format of numeric results

From   "Axel Heitmueller" <>
Subject   st: Format of numeric results
Date   Sat, 26 Oct 2002 14:06:52 +0100

Hi there,

got stuck with a seemingly simple problem. Tried to generate a 
variable using existing variables in the data set and a couple of 
arithmetic operations. However, manual double checks reveal that 
stata comes up the wrong result. Because the results are fairly 
large (the width is 12) I tried all kinds of formats but failed to get the 
right results. I wonder if there is any global command that changes 
the way stata deals with large numbers?

the code is 
gen	x=(((z*1000000000)+y)*10)+d-910 
where z, y, and d are variables in the data set (y is large and none 
of the variables has got digits).


Axel Heitmueller, 
Centre for Economic Reform and Transformation, CERT
School of Management
Heriot-Watt University
EH14 4AS
phone +44(0)131 451 3969
fax +44 (0)131 451 3296
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