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st: after i use the edit


From   lydia huang <lydiahsh@yahoo.com.cn>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: after i use the edit
Date   Sat, 6 Mar 2010 09:31:38 +0800 (CST)

Dear Statalits,

" You attempted to passte one or more string values into numeric variables. The contents of these cells, if any, are unchanged." 
What I have found is that numbers like 2124001000031220 has changed into 2.124e+15.
what does this mean? what should i do?

Best wishes
Lydia




      


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