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st: Re: string function


From   "Steichen" <steichen@triad.rr.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: string function
Date   Wed, 9 Jun 2004 12:58:13 -0400

try

 di string(10000000, "%14.0f")

etc.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lee Chuntao" <chtl@econ.hku.hk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 12:47 PM
Subject: st: string function


> 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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