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RE: st: display format in rclass?

From   Maarten buis <>
To   stata list <>
Subject   RE: st: display format in rclass?
Date   Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:29:26 +0000 (GMT)

--- Harry Telser wrote:
> is there a command in Stata which saves the display format (e.g. 
> %6.2f) in r() so that I can access the according string to write it
> in a local macro?

You can use the extended macro function to extract the format, see 
-help extended_fcn- and the example below:

*------ begin example -------
sysuse auto, clear
local fmt : format mpg
di "`fmt'"
*------- end example --------
(For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see )

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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