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st: RE: formatting for significant figures


From   "Newson, Roger B" <r.newson@imperial.ac.uk>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: formatting for significant figures
Date   Wed, 10 May 2006 14:38:39 +0100

What you probably want is a g format. For instance, I usually use the
format %8.2g to get data to 2 significant figures (converting to an
e-format for x.yx10^(+/-6)).

Hope this helps.

Roger 


Roger Newson
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-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of b. water
Sent: 10 May 2006 14:06
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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