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RE: st: RE: formatting for significant figures


From   "b. water" <barleywater@hotmail.com>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: RE: formatting for significant figures
Date   Wed, 10 May 2006 13:33:59 +0000

Thank you Maarten for your suggestion. This is what I obtained:

. format trite %9.2e

. l trite in 1/5, clean

          trite  
  1.   4.10e-03  
  2.   4.75e-03  
  3.   3.80e-03  
  4.   4.82e-03  
  5.   7.83e-03  

Actually what I wanted was to be able to display like (and I concoct this):

 1.   .0041 
 2.   .0047 
 3.   .0038 
 4.   .0048 
 5.   .0078 

When I refer back to the manual [U] 15.5, it stated putting an optional 0 to retain leading zeros, so I tried format trite %09.2e, which did not give a different result from what you have given. But when I did %09.2g it did! Problem solved.

Thank you,
bw



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> Subject: st: RE: formatting for significant figures
> Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 15:10:18 +0200
> From: M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> 
> -format trite %9.2e-
> HTH,
> Maarten
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> 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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