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Re: st: What is an integer for Stata?


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: What is an integer for Stata?
Date   Thu, 8 Oct 2009 08:01:02 -0400

Sergiy--
This is such a longstanding property of the -set- command, probably
most Stata users have internalized the behavior, but I suppose it
should be documented in the help file for -set-.  Note it applies
equally to set memory, set tracedepth, etc.

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 5:20 AM, Scott Merryman <scott.merryman@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?)

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