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st: RE: Formatting macro output in Graphs


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: Formatting macro output in Graphs
Date   Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:51:49 -0000

This is legal once you balance the parentheses.

I presume you want something more like 

local sqrt2 : di %8.2f sqrt(2) 
twoway function y=x, title("Test-title: `sqrt2'")

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

Seb Buechte
 
> we have just come across this question. Is there any possibility to
> force a certain numeric format when using macros in e.g. title-option
> of graph?
> 
> this for example DOES NOT work:
> 
> local sqrt2=string(sqrt(2)
> 
> twoway function y=x, title("Test-title:" %8.2f  `sqrt2')

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