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st: RE: formatting for significant figures


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: formatting for significant figures
Date   Wed, 10 May 2006 15:10:18 +0200

-format trite %9.2e-
HTH,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu]On Behalf Of b. water
Sent: woensdag 10 mei 2006 15:06
To: statalist
Subject: st: formatting for significant figures

hi all,

Stata 8.2,

Is there a way to format numericals results for significant figures. For example:

. sysuse auto

. gen trite=price/1000000

. l trite in 1/10, clean

         trite 
  1.   .004099 
  2.   .004749 
  3.   .003799 
  4.   .004816 
  5.   .007827 
  6.   .005788 
  7.   .004453 
  8.   .005189 
  9.   .010372 
 10.   .004082 

How can I format trite to display just 2 (or any number in general) significant figures? I looked at [R] Format,  [U] 15.5, help format, searched the list using 'signifcant figures' and Googled 'stata significant figures' but without success. Appreciate advice/help.

Regards,
bw

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