|From||"Michael Blasnik" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject||Re: st: Precision|
|Date||Fri, 11 Nov 2005 09:54:37 -0500|
<snip>However, as the following example can show, this is not enough to maintain ALL the precision. 1) make the data input str20 x 348080.2688552010 end 2) gen a=real(x) gen double b=real(x) destring x, gen(c) browse 3) Alternative (a) is pretty bad. (b) and (c) give 3.4808026885520e+05, which is pretty close. If that is not enough, I can't help.