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st: RE: RE: RE: Bessel


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: RE: Bessel
Date   Mon, 3 Oct 2005 10:20:59 +0100

Meaning that inbuilt constant. Despite other 
ideas about what pi should be, Stata has just
one fixed notion. 

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

Nick Cox
 
> Recall that in Stata pi = 3.14159... is accessible to machine 
> precision 
> as either _pi or c(pi). So there is no harm done, 
> and possibly some small harm avoided, in using those
> inbuilt constants directly. 
> 

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