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RE: st: Default precision - was Why does Stata do it wrong?
Fred Wolfe replied to Allan Reese
> >So, StataCorp, could the change to the default be made as
> a simple update
> >in the current version of the exe? Would it have
> implications other than
> >the program not being BUG-compatible with the current version?
> One implication it would have, particularly for users with
> large data sets
> that may have memory constraints, would be for current
> analyses to fail
> because of insufficient memory. In addition, it would not
> be backward
> compatible. Perhaps a solution might be to have a -set
> default type (perm)-
> so that users would have the option to choose. For my own
> work, doubles are
> rarely needed, and I set them when they are needed.
In effect, users already have this choice. If you
set type double
in your profile.do. Absolutely no change needed
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