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st: re: programming error with -generate-


From   Kit Baum <baum@bc.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: re: programming error with -generate-
Date   Mon, 8 Mar 2010 19:25:28 -0500

<>
No error, clearly documented at [U] 12.2, Numbers. Technical note: Stata also allows numbers to be represented in a hexadecimal/binary format, defined as...

[+][-]1.{hexdigit}[hexdigits][X|x]{+|-}{hexdigit}[{hexdigits}]

"For instance, 1.0X+3 = 2^3 = 8. 1.8X+3 is 12 because 1.8_{16} is 1 + 8/16 = 1.5 in decimal form and the number is thus 1.5 x 2^3 = 1.5 x 8 = 12."

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
                              An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
   An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html


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