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st: RE: RE: Tostring (string from a numerical variable)


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: RE: Tostring (string from a numerical variable)
Date   Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:52:20 +0100

<>

Your problem might be due to other factors than the "negative sign"? 

*************
clear*
set obs 1
gen double myvar=2.4345390539587
tostring myvar, gen(mystrvar)
*************

The -force- option does take care of business, but does entail a loss of
information.


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Martin Weiss
Sent: Mittwoch, 17. März 2010 17:42
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: RE: Tostring (string from a numerical variable)


<>
Use the -force- option, risking information loss. Although negative numbers
as such do not seem to pose much of a problem for my Stata 11:


*************
clear*
inp x
-1
-2
0
3
4
5
end
tostring x, generate(strx)
l
*************


HTH
Martin

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of carmen gamarra
Sent: Mittwoch, 17. März 2010 17:36
To: stata list
Subject: st: Tostring (string from a numerical variable)


 Hi people, 
I wanna generate a variable string from a numerical variable that  has
negative signe (in front of the number). Is this possible? Because  Stata
gives me the following message.

 (tostring  var_1, generate( var_1str)) var_1 cannot be converted
reversibly; no generate.

 What must I do? Thanks in advance

carmen
 		 	   		  
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