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st: removing decimals

From   Laura Miller <>
Subject   st: removing decimals
Date   Thu, 23 Jan 2003 15:54:23 +0000 (GMT)

My apologies for bothering you all with such a simple query.

I have calculated a variable which is the age of a subject when they were 
interviewed. However this variable has several decimal places. I wish to change 
this to the whole number of years. I have tried using 

format varname %2.0f 

but as the manuals state this doesn't affect the accuracy so some of the ages 
are rounding up. I only want complete years so need to round them all down (or 
looking at it another way, I just need to 'cut off' the decimal points). Could 
anyone tell me how can I do this?

Any suggestions appreciated.


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