Thanks for your reply Maarten, the values of x are exact ones and that
happens whenever you have "50" after the decimal you are cutting, for
example 0.*50, for the one decimal place, 0.**50 for the two decimal
place...etc.
Thanks for you help in advance.
Amani
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Maarten Buis
Sent: 13 April 2006 15:14
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: rounding in STATA
Amani:
Stata 8.2 doesn't show this behaviour:
. input x
x
1. 8.750
2. 5.752
3. 23.256
4. end
. gen y = round(x, 0.1)
. list
+---------------+
| x y |
|---------------|
1. | 8.75 8.8 |
2. | 5.752 5.8 |
3. | 23.256 23.3 |
+---------------+
Maybe 8.750 in your data is actually 8.7499?
HTH,
Maarten
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of Siyam, Amani
Sent: donderdag 13 april 2006 15:05
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: rounding in STATA
I have a minor issue with the way STATA is rounding, for example a
variable to one decimal place.
I used the command
gen x=round(y, 0.1)
Comparing the two variables, I noticed the that when:
x= y=
8.750 8.7
5.752 5.8
23.256 23.3
Is there a way I can modify the function to round "x"=8.750 to be 8.8
Or should I put together my own code to get the rounding I want.
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