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st: RE: problems with browsing, dropping certain observations


From   "Martin Weiss" <martin.weiss1@gmx.de>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: RE: problems with browsing, dropping certain observations
Date   Mon, 31 May 2010 14:08:01 +0200

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Also see manual [U], 13.11: "Precision and problems therein"


HTH
Martin


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
[mailto:owner-statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu] On Behalf Of Michael Findley
Sent: Montag, 31. Mai 2010 13:59
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject: st: problems with browsing, dropping certain observations

Dear Stata list:

I'm puzzled about what seems to be a simple formatting issue. I import a
.csv file with variables that range from .001 to .009. I can carry out
certain commands, such as generate a new variable that has similar values,
but I cannot perform other simple tasks such as "browse if variable == .001"
or "keep if variable == .001". The variable is formatted as a float (%9.0g),
which is a general format that should allow this as I understand it. I was
worried that importing the data caused the problem, but when I just open
stata and enter similar values, I get the same thing. I also tried
reformatting the variable to several different fixed formats, but still no
luck. What am I missing? Any thoughts greatly appreciated. 

Mike Findley

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