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Re: st: string function


From   Sergey.V.Chernenko@frb.gov
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: string function
Date   Wed, 9 Jun 2004 12:55:04 -0400



Use -string- with the display format argument. For example

. disp string(12000000078, "%12.0f")
12000000078


Sergey




                                                                                                                                              
                      "Lee Chuntao"                                                                                                           
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Hello Listers,

   I accidentally find that the following line returns a not wanted results
in my computer. Can u tell me what is the reason?

. disp string(12000000078)
1.20e+10

.  disp string(00000000)
0

.  disp string(10000000)
1.00e+07


.  disp string(1000)
1000


.  disp string(1000)
1000

.  disp string(10000)
10000

.  disp string(100000)
100000

.  disp string(1000000)
1000000

.  disp string(10000000)
1.00e+07



BTW, I use Stata 7.0 SE.

the display is not what i expected when the number is more than 7 digits

CAN U HELP ME?

THANKS


LEE CHUNTAO

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