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RE: st: RE: RE: Displaying values less than one with a zero in front of the comma
On second thoughts "with respect to
leading zeros" looks like the main
point Fred is making. I think
I misunderstood that on my first
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Nick Cox
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> Subject: RE: st: RE: RE: Displaying values less than one with
> a zero in
> front of the comma
> In general a macro is a character string.
> It could contain "2.78128" or "Fred Wolfe",
> I guess you want to able to say something
> . set localformat %7.2f
> with also a stipulation that that be ignored
> whenever the content is not numeric.
> Is that right?
> My guess is that StataCorp could
> do that fairly easily. I just don't
> think it would be particularly useful.
> Fred Wolfe
> > While we are on the subject, I'd like to see the ability to
> > specify the
> > format of macros generally (globally), with respect to
> > leading 0s, so that
> > one doesn't have to format each one individually.
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