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st: Long integer as string bugaboo


From   "Wallace, John" <John_Wallace@affymetrix.com>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Long integer as string bugaboo
Date   Wed, 19 May 2004 13:02:56 -0700

Sorry to rehash old problems, but several archive searches haven't been on-point enough at the moment.  The problem is I have a serial number that I want to parse into two different variables.  The serial is stored as double, but when I try to -string()- it I get the following:

 

In:

numvar

123456001

123457001

123458001

 

.gen var1=substr(string(numvar),1,6)

 

out:

var1

1.23e+

1.23e+

1.23e+

 

I know I dealt with this once in the past, but I can't remember how I handled it.

 

John Wallace | Research Associate | Test Method Development

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