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Re: st: What is an integer for Stata?


From   Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: What is an integer for Stata?
Date   Wed, 7 Oct 2009 23:35:46 -0500

. confirm integer number 1e4
'1e4' found where integer expected
r(7);

. confirm integer number 1e+4
'1e+4' found where integer expected
r(7);

Looks like a real number to me. A double, probably.

On 10/7/09, Sergiy Radyakin <serjradyakin@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
>
>  how to explain this?
>
>         version 10.1
>         . display 1e+04
>         10000
>         . capture confirm number 1e+04
>         . display _rc
>         0
>         capture assert mod(1e+04,1)==0
>         . display _rc
>         0
>         . clear
>         . set obs 10000
>         obs was 0, now 10000
>         . set obs 1e+04
>         '1e+04' found where integer expected
>         r(198);
>
>  So what is an integer then? (or what is 1e+04 if not an integer?)
>
>  Link to help reference: http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?obs
>
>  Thank you,
>
>      Sergiy Radyakin
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