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Re: st: Rounding number


From   "Joseph Coveney" <jcoveney@bigplanet.com>
To   "Statalist" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: Rounding number
Date   Mon, 3 Mar 2008 22:37:57 +0900

Ziad El-Khatib wrote:

Hi STATA lister, tried to look for help round but did not understand it
well.
how to round variable (weight) to have it 0 decimal, e.g. 5 instead of 4.20?
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If the help for -round()- reads difficultly at first, then it helps to play
with the function to get to know it better.  It won't round 4.20 up to 5,
however.  I've used -display- below, but it requires -generate- to see what
really goes on with -round()-.

. display round(4.2, 1)
4

. display ceil(4.2)
5

Joseph Coveney


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