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Re: st: re: programming error with -generate-


From   Richard Williams <Richard.A.Williams.5@ND.edu>
To   "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>, "statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   Re: st: re: programming error with -generate-
Date   Mon, 08 Mar 2010 22:43:16 -0500

At 07:25 PM 3/8/2010, Kit Baum wrote:
<>
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."

Thanks Kit. But does anybody actually write code like that??? Other than maybe some really geeky computer programmers?


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