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st: AW: problem with the generate command


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: problem with the generate command
Date   Tue, 3 Mar 2009 10:14:51 +0100

<> 

A bug in -generate- would be weird indeed. Give an excerpt of your data, and
show us exactly what you typed and what Stata made of it...

HTH
Martin


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[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von
Isabelle.Roux@ehess.fr
Gesendet: Dienstag, 3. März 2009 10:08
An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: problem with the generate command

Hello,


I have a health expenditure variable in current dollars, called H. It is a
numeric variable ("long"). I called it "H". I want to convert it in euros,
e.g to multiply by 1,6 so I write in my do-file:
"gen health=1.6*H"
I am very surprised because the results are wrong. It is very strange. For
instance:
H=13.00   and  Health=23.32 (first observation)
or: H=116.00 and Health=16.96 (2d one)
or: H=76.00 and Health=169.6

Thank you very much for help
Best regards

Isabelle

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