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st: tostring double wishlist


From   NBER Test <nbertest@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: tostring double wishlist
Date   Tue, 4 Nov 2003 10:01:25 -0800 (PST)

Hi,

I had a bit more trouble than I anticipated converting
a 12-digit double to a string.  The string and number
are below:

     +--------------------------+
     |        ssuid      ssuidn |
     |--------------------------|
  1. | 019003754630   1.900e+10 |
     +--------------------------+

A simple tostring command gives the results below:

. tostring ssuidn, gen(ssuidc) force
ssuidc generated as str11
ssuidc was forced to string; some loss of information

. list ssuidc in 1/1

     +-------------+
     |      ssuidc |
     |-------------|
  1. | 1.90038e+10 |
     +-------------+

expressed in scientific notation rather than like
'019003754630' above.

Thanks

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