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Re: st: Bug?


From   "Le Wang" <statauser@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Bug?
Date   Mon, 20 Oct 2008 21:12:44 -0400

Many thanks for the link, it works well! David.

Le

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 9:01 PM, David Muller <davidmull@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Le
>
> This is a precision issue (not a bug). See the FAQ:
>
> http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/float.html
>
> If you use the following codes you will get the expected results.
> Cheers,
> David
>
> **************************************************
>  . di ceil(float((0.05-0.04)/0.01))
> 1
>
> . di ceil(float((0.04-0.03)/0.01))
> 1
>
> **************************************************
>
> On 10/21/08, Le Wang <statauser@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Thanks in advance for your time.
>>
>> I am trying to use -- ceil() -- to do the following calculations that
>> are supposed to give identical results, but the results turn out to be
>> different. I couldn't figure out the solution to this problem.
>>
>> Le
>>
>> The codes
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> . di ceil((0.05-0.04)/0.01)
>> 2
>>
>> . di ceil((0.04-0.03)/0.01)
>> 2
>>
>>
>> . di (0.04-0.03)/0.01
>> 1
>>
>> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> --
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> Le Wang, Ph.D
>> Assistant Professor
>> Department of Economics
>> University of New Hampshire
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Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
University of New Hampshire
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