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Re: st: Reporting proper format of numbers in a graph


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Reporting proper format of numbers in a graph
Date   Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:41:44 +0000 (GMT)

local cxy : display %4.3f r(rho)

hope this helps,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
Germany

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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--- On Fri, 20/3/09, Benjamin Villena Roldan <bvillena@troi.cc.rochester.edu> wrote:

> From: Benjamin Villena Roldan <bvillena@troi.cc.rochester.edu>
> Subject: st: Reporting proper format of numbers in a graph
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Friday, 20 March, 2009, 6:29 PM
> Hello Statalist,
> I'm currently including some correlations in the notes
> of a graph. I want
> the format of this correlation to include just 3 decimals.
> So far, my
> approach is to compute the reported correlation in the
> following way
> 
> -
> corr x y 
> local cxy=round(1000*r(rho))/1000
> twoway(line x y), note("corr(x,y)= `cxy' ")
> -
> 
> For most of the graphs I'm doing this procedure works
> fine, but in a few
> cases the graph note reports correlations that look like
> 0.6750000000000001
> . This rounding error is killing the aesthetic of my graph!
> Does anyone know another way to handle this problem so that
> I can always
> report three-decimal correlations?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Benjamin
> 
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