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"Le Wang" <statauser@gmail.com> |

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

Date |
Mon, 1 Oct 2007 21:30:08 -0500 |

Kit, Thanks again! Le On 10/1/07, Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu> wrote: > 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 > > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ > -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Le Wang, Ph.D. Minnesota Population Center University of Minnesota (o) 612-624-5818 * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: re: generating a sequence of numbers in Mata***From:*Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>

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