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st: AW: rowtotal & adding columns


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: AW: rowtotal & adding columns
Date   Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:01:37 +0200

<> 

Just add more precision...

****
clear*

input double(var1 var2 var3)
1	  5	   9	     
2	  6	  10	   
3	  7	  11	   
4	  8	    12	   
123456789	 123456789  123456789  
321654987  321654987  321654987  
end

egen double tot=rowtotal(var*)
gen double add=var1+var2+var3

format  _all %11.0fc

list, noobs  
****


HTH
Martin


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An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Betreff: st: rowtotal & adding columns

I am trying to create new columns that are the sum of existing columns, but
the resulting numbers are not what is expected.  As an example, I manually
entered the following var1 var2 var3(no decimals); then used egen
tot=rowtotal(var*); then used gen add=var1+var2+var3.
The resulting tot and add are okay for smaller numbers, but not for the
larger numbers.  The last two rows should be 370,370,367 and 964,964,961
respectively.  Am I doing something incorrectly?  I can't seem to figure it
out...  

Thanks,
Ryan


 
var1	  var2	    var3	      tot 	add
1	  5	    9	      15	         15
2	  6	    10	      18	         18
3	  7	    11	      21	         21
4	  8	    12	      24	         24
123456789	  123456789  123456789  370370368	370370368
321654987  321654987  321654987  964964928	964964992


      

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