Either way, the string "%8.2f"
is going to be taken literally unless
it is supplied with a context
that interprets it as a format.
This, for example, would also work:
twoway function y=x, title("Test-title: `: di %8.2f sqrt(2)'")
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Seb Buechte
> Nick,
> thank you for you help! But after looking over my example in my
> earlier mail I realised that my first workarround and the original
> problem were mixed up!
>
> The NOT-the-desired-results-achieving example should have
> looked like this:
>
> local sqrt2=sqrt(2)
> twoway function y=x , title("SQRT of 2:" %8.2f `sqrt2')
>
> Still, what Nick has posted meets my needs.
>
> Sebastian
>
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:51:49 -0000, Nick Cox
> <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> > 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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