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


From   "Lachenbruch, Peter" <Peter.Lachenbruch@oregonstate.edu>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: re: programming error with -generate-
Date   Tue, 9 Mar 2010 08:53:08 -0800

I don't, but recently I've become an almost pure geek - I have a pocket protector, 4 pens, a pda, and a neck lanyard with 3 flashdrives on it - all I need is a tool kit in my pocket :-) 

Tony

Peter A. Lachenbruch
Department of Public Health
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: 541-737-3832
FAX: 541-737-4001


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu [mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Richard Williams
Sent: Monday, March 08, 2010 7:43 PM
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu; statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: Re: st: re: programming error with -generate-

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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