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Re: st: AW: numeric format


From   Sandra Rayman <sandyrayman@googlemail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: numeric format
Date   Fri, 14 Aug 2009 19:36:02 +0200

Thank for for the prompt reply. I am unable to follow the suggested
code exactly as the 'rnormal' part gives me an error message that it
is an unknown function (perhaps because I am using Stata 9.2).
However, looking through the rest of the suggested code I thought that
the key part might be 'format(%11.0fc)', so I tried this but still
without success. Specifically, I tried
table date race [fweight = weight], format(%15.0fc) and several
variations of this, but the numbers are still presented in exponential
format. What am I missing here?

Thanks for clarification or any other suggestions.

Yours,
Sandy


2009/8/14 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>:
>
> <>
>
>
>
> *************
> clear*
> set obs 10000
>
> gen x=rnormal(10000000)
>
> gen id =_n<=5000
>
> table id, contents(mean x)
> table id, contents(mean x) /*
>  */ format(%11.0fc)
> *************
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Sandra Rayman
> Gesendet: Freitag, 14. August 2009 18:33
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: st: numeric format
>
> Dear listers,
>
> This is my first question to Statalist, and I'm afraid it's a bit of a
> basic one. I need a basic table of statistics and the problem I am
> having is that the numbers are shown in exponential rather than
> regular format. From the help function I read how to use the format
> command but the problem remains.
>
> I am using survey data and just need a basic table of the number of
> people, in each year, by race. The command I am using is:
> table date race [fweight = weight], format(%15.0g)
>
> I have tried increasing the number in the format command more and more
> (e.g. format(%18.0g)) but all that happens is that the columns get
> wider and the numbers are shown as e.g. 1.16e+07 whereas I need the
> full numbers. I know this should be easy, but from the help function
> and statalist archive I can't figure out how to do it.
>
> yours,
> Sandy
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