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RE: st: RE: Formatting macro output in Graphs


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: Formatting macro output in Graphs
Date   Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:10:29 -0000

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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