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Re: st: What is an integer for Stata?


From   Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: What is an integer for Stata?
Date   Thu, 8 Oct 2009 04:20:23 -0500

This works:
. set obs `=1e+04'
obs was 0, now 10000

I suppose the 1e+04 has to be evaluated first.

Scott


On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 6:57 PM, 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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