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st: RE: dropping digits from variables in Stata 10


From   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To   "Nick Cox" <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>, <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: dropping digits from variables in Stata 10
Date   Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:28:43 -0000

Belay that. 7 digits are OK, I think. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 

However, note that unless your variable was read in as a long or double
you may have lost accuracy in final digits, so re-doing the input and
insisting on string variables is likely to be much the safest way. 

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