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Re: st: Formatting local variables


From   "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Formatting local variables
Date   Thu, 28 Aug 2008 11:41:46 +0530

I meant a local variable. So it is a string I guess. So I can't
specify the decimal precision in output ?

What is a temporary variable  ?

Thank you,
Ashim.

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 11:36 AM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- Ashim Kapoor <ashimkapoor@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have small query. Do the formats for printing to screen  / writing
>> to a file apply to local variables as well ? I don't think so as my
>> experience tells me otherwise.
>>
>> Is there a way of formatting the ouput of a local variable? any
>> suggestions ?
>
> Do you mean a temporary variable or a local? A local is a string, so if
> you want to format it, than you will have to put the formatted value in
> the local (and usually loose quite a bit of precision) or control the
> output using -display-. A temporary variable is just a variable so you
> can -format- it as any other variable.
>
> *----------------- begin example --------------------
> set obs 1
> // temporary variable
> tempvar bla
> gen `bla' = 1.000001
> di `bla'
>
> // or you can directly -format-
> // the temporary variable
> di %9.3f `bla'
> tab `bla'
> format `bla' %9.3f
> tab `bla'
>
> // local
> local blup 2.0000002
> di `blup'
> di %9.3f `blup'
> *------------------- end example ------------------
> (For more on how to use examples I sent to the Statalist, see
> http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/stata/exampleFAQ.html )
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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