# Re: st: RE: Any ways to specify the regression output to 2 decimal places?

 From "Charles Man@CCR" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: RE: Any ways to specify the regression output to 2 decimal places? Date Mon, 18 May 2009 18:01:09 +0800

```Nick, thanks a lot.
Charles

----- Original Message -----
From: Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
Date: Monday, May 18, 2009 5:41 pm
Subject: st: RE: Any ways to specify the regression output to 2 decimal places?
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu

> You can't. This is one reason why so many user-written commands exist
> in
>  this territory.
>
>  It would be possible in principle to add a large menagerie of options
> to
>  commands like -regress-, but there would need to be many such options
> to
>  cope with the gamut of possible user desires. StataCorp decided to solve
>  this problem by ignoring it, or more precisely by providing other tools
>  for you to pick up and process output.
>
>  Note that there is not much reason to expect the results of the -format-
>  command to apply here, as that concerns how values of a variable are
> to
>  be displayed. But (e.g.) the units of the coefficient of X1 in a
>  regression are the units of Y divided by the units of X1. So which
>  format should apply? And t and P are dimensionless, so no variable's
>  format is pertinent.
>
>  Nick
>  n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk
>
>  Charles Man@CCR
>
>  Is there any way to specify the regression results to 2 decimal places?
>  I don't mean the figures after the -esttab- or -estout-command. I mean
>  the regression result table after -regress- command?
>
>  It seems fmt% doesn't work in -reg- command. How can I specify the
>  regression table to show coeff, t, se, p>t and CI with only 2 decimal
>  places rather than the default 7 decimal places?
>
>
>       Y          |      Coef.    Std. Err.      t        P>|t|
>  [95% Conf. Interval]
>  -------------+----------------------------------------------------------
>  ------
>        X1        |   .0000975   .0068564     0.01   0.989    -.0133751
>  .0135701
>       X2         |   .0058169   .0043916     1.32   0.186    -.0028125
>  .0144463
>         _cons |     .2223101   .0274083     8.11   0.000       .1684536
>  .2761665
>
>
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