sorry my mistake,
the command line should read
gen y=round(x, 0.1)
y is what I got after that.
Thanks again.
Amani
-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: 13 April 2006 15:47
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: RE: RE: rounding in STATA
Another reason for not trusting your example
is that you claim to show us the results of
gen x = round(y, 0.1)
but in your output it is y that is rounded
and x that is coarse. So, evidently you changed
something before showing us your results.
Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
Siyam, Amani
> 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.
Maarten Buis
> 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?
Siyam, Amani
> 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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