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Re: st: round off trouble


From   "Ashim Kapoor" <ashimkapoor@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: round off trouble
Date   Fri, 28 Nov 2008 17:37:52 +0530

Hi Maarten,

Thank you for your email. I always thought, I think I read it on this
list that local variables are strings and can't be formatted.  Thank
you for your time.

Ashim.

On Fri, Nov 28, 2008 at 5:33 PM, Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> --- "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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