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st: Re: RE: string function


From   "Lee Chuntao" <chtl@econ.hku.hk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: RE: string function
Date   Thu, 10 Jun 2004 12:49:48 +0800

thanks for all comments

i should read the manual more throughly


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2004 1:03 AM
Subject: st: RE: string function


> If you look at the help for -string()- 
> you will see that the function can 
> take one or two arguments. If you 
> don't provide the second argument, 
> a format, then Stata will necessarily 
> use a default format. The answer may 
> not indeed not be what you want. 
> 
> I guess that you want every digit shown explicitly. 
> 
> disp string(10000000, "%12.0f") 
> 
> is one way of doing that. In other circumstances, 
> some other g or f format may be what you want. 
> 
> Nick 
> n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 
> 
> Lee Chuntao
>  
> >    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(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
> 
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