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Re: st: RE: Formatting macro output in Graphs


From   Seb Buechte <sfbuechte@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: RE: Formatting macro output in Graphs
Date   Mon, 21 Feb 2005 16:24:15 +0100

Nick,

I got it, thank you a lot!

Sebastian


On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:10:29 -0000, Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk> wrote:
> 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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