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RE: st: round off trouble


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   stata list <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: round off trouble
Date   Fri, 28 Nov 2008 12:03:18 +0000 (GMT)

--- "Ashim Kapoor" wrote: 
> I have a variable called slope with has around 10 decimal points
> 
> so I do replace slope=round(slope,.01) to round it off to the
> nearest 2nd decimal place.
>
> Then I do local output=slope[_N]
>
> Trouble is EVEN after I do the round off I still get 10 decimal 
> places when I display the local macro " output " in a note in a
> graph.

see: -help extended_fcn- and the example below:

*------------ begin example --------------
sysuse auto, clear
local bla = gear_ratio[_N]
di "`bla'"
local bla : display %9.1f gear_ratio[_N]
di "`bla'"
*------------ 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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