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"Michael Blasnik" <michael.blasnik@verizon.net> |

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<statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu> |

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Re: st: y axis significant digits |

Date |
Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:16:48 -0400 |

Well, I see in the help file that %#.#fc is a right justified comma format that is a fixed numeric format. That means that %9.1fc should have a total width of 9 (including punctuation) with 1 digit after the decimal (fixed part) and use commas in numbers greater than 999. A few simple experiments using the display command will show you that it drops out the commas as the width expands to 9 and then goes to scientific notation after that. I also see -- under the oh-so cryptically titled section "leading zero formats" -- that if I wanted leading zeros you would use "%09.1f". I guess it doesn't spoon feed everything to you with examples, but it's easy to try them yourself interactively with -display-.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Witte" <eljefespeaks@yahoo.com>

To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>

Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:13 PM

Subject: Re: st: y axis significant digits

Ummm--so do the numbers mean the amount of digits to be displayed? Ummmm-- This isn't obvious from the format help file. And it didn't stick a bunch of zeros infront of my number either, since I used 9. Ummmm

----- Original Message ----

From: Michael Blasnik <michael.blasnik@verizon.net>

To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:00:51 PM

Subject: Re: st: y axis significant digits

Chris Witte wrote

ok, I found that I can use "format %9.1fc" to get one decimal point in my axis

values (took a guess from looking at the stata manuals)....so where do I find

more information as to what this "%9.1fc" means?

... Ummmm-- how about trying -help format-? Michael Blasnik

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