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st: float function question


From   David Airey <david.airey@vanderbilt.edu>
To   Statalist <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: float function question
Date   Tue, 16 Jun 2009 21:55:58 -0500

.

Why does the float function not work like this? I feel silly.

clear
input float x
0.00
0.01
0.03
0.10
0.30
1.00
end
generate str4 x_str = ""
replace x_str = "0.00" if float(x) == 0.0
replace x_str = "0.01" if float(x) == 0.01
replace x_str = "0.03" if float(x) == 0.03
replace x_str = "0.10" if float(x) == 0.1
replace x_str = "0.30" if float(x) == 0.3
replace x_str = "1.00" if float(x) == 1.0
list, clean

which gave

. list, clean

         x   x_str
  1.     0    0.00
  2.   .01
  3.   .03
  4.    .1
  5.    .3
  6.     1    1.00


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