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st: Fixed format question

From   "Bob Fitzgerald" <>
To   <>
Subject   st: Fixed format question
Date   Sun, 20 Jun 2010 16:59:08 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks Martin. Exactly what was needed. Much appreciated.



Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2010 20:27:35 +0200
From: "Martin Weiss" <>
Subject: st: AW: Fixed format question


You probably think in terms of the format in a famous spreadsheet
software. Use Stata`s -round()- function to get what you want:

di %4.1f .015
di %4.2f .015
di %03.2f round(.015,.01)


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Gesendet: Samstag, 19. Juni 2010 20:14
Betreff: st: Fixed format question

For a report I need to have all numbers rounded and formatted to 2 decimal
places. I expected
that for var1 = .015 formatted to 2 decimal places, .02 would be shown.
However, applying
"format var1 %4.2f" and displaying var1 shows .01.

As an analogue, I tried the following:  var2=.15, to which I applied
"format var2 %4.1".  The
resulting display is ".2".

Any hints about how to achieve my desired result would be much

Many thanks.


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