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Re: st: after i use the edit


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: after i use the edit
Date   Sat, 06 Mar 2010 00:14:33 -0500

At 08:31 PM 3/5/2010, Lydia Huang wrote:

" 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?

That value is being taken as numeric; as such is is an enormous value. It is being displayed in scientific notation. Possibly an appropriate format would enable you to see the full value. Maybe %18.0f .
See -help format-.

HTH
--David

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