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RE: st: rounding down (and up)

From   "Nick Cox" <>
To   <>
Subject   RE: st: rounding down (and up)
Date   Mon, 23 Jun 2003 13:32:47 +0100

Bill Rising replied to me 
> When I've taught Stata in the classroom, I've always 
> avoided -recode- 
> because it seemed to kludgy, and taught the use of -int- 
> (rather than 
> -floor-, since the data were always positive - something I 
> shouldn't have 
> done.)

On the other hand, -floor()- has only been an official 
function since Stata 8. Before that, you had to do it 
by a composite function call, such as 
-sign() * int(abs())-. I would rather teach -floor()- than 

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