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Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> |

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st: re: generating a sequence of numbers in Mata |

Date |
Mon, 1 Oct 2007 22:05:29 -0400 |

Le Wang wonders why his Mata routine comes up one short some of the time. Just the usual finite-precision-arithmetic problem: remember that 0.1 is an irrational number in binary, so that adding it up 19 times does not necessarily give you exactly 1.90. Replace the line computing the number of points with

n=ceil((to-from)/increment) +1 /* Number of points*/

and it should work.

Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin

http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html

An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:

http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html

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