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st: RE: RE: All entries saved as integers


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: All entries saved as integers
Date   Wed, 10 Feb 2010 16:04:24 -0800

Is it possible that your format for a is %f2.0?  However that would give you 3 for your output.

Tony

Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Nick Cox
Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3:29 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: All entries saved as integers

I can't reproduce or explain this. 

Nick 
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk 


Hans Henrik Sievertsen

I suddenly experience that all my entries in stata are saved as
integers?
How can that be?
If I for instance type:

. clear

. set obs 10
obs was 0, now 10

. gen a=2.73456

. disp a
2

While if I use some function it works:

. gen z=uniform()
. disp z
.88350743

What am I doing wrong?

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