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Re: st: AW: All entries saved as integers


From   Hans Henrik Sievertsen <hhsievertsen@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: AW: All entries saved as integers
Date   Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:44:36 +0100

whups no, I didn't copy paste, I just wrote of from my screen, so it is a
type. it actually said disp c..


2010/2/11 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>

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> <>
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>
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> The -gen c...- line cannot possibly have a bearing on the -display- of "b",
> can it?
>
>
>
> HTH
> Martin
>
>
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Hans Henrik
> Sievertsen
> Gesendet: Donnerstag, 11. Februar 2010 09:54
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: AW: All entries saved as integers
>
> Thanks,
>
> It was not the display, it actually saved the numbers as integers. Because
> if I tried doing something like:
> gen a=2.866
> gen b=2.9
> gen c=a*b
> disp b
> 4
>
> I updated stata (update all)...and then it worked fine...It is still a
> mystery what happened, but at least it is working now..
> Hans
>
> 2010/2/11 Martin Weiss <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
>
> >
> > <>
> >
> > Note you can request a specific -format- in the call to -display-:
> >
> >
> >
> > *************
> > clear
> > set obs 10
> > gen a=2.73456
> > gen z=uniform()
> >
> > disp %2.0fc a _n %4.3fc z
> > *************
> >
> > Other than that, it is pretty unclear how this problem could arise for
> you.
> > No lister has so far been able to reproduce it.
> >
> >
> >
> > HTH
> > Martin
> >
> > -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> > Von: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] Im Auftrag von Hans Henrik
> > Sievertsen
> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, 10. Februar 2010 21:49
> > An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> > Betreff: st: All entries saved as integers
> >
> > Hi all,
> >
> > 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?
> > Thanks in advance!
> >
> > Regards
> > Hans
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