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st: Using 9 figure numbers in Stata

From   George Chioran <>
Subject   st: Using 9 figure numbers in Stata
Date   Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:49:19 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Statalisters, 

I am trying to input some numbers in stata which are higher than 1 million. To 
this, stata does not show the full figure only "1.00e+12". If I try to add 2 
collums of these numbers, then I get a figure which does not seem usable.

Does anyone know how to make stata show numbers which are higher than 1 million?

Thank you, 

----- Original Message ----
From: Nick Cox <>
Sent: Mon, June 14, 2010 10:14:52 PM
Subject: st: RE: RE: Making a local with no assigned value zero


local x1 = `y1' + `x1' 

(doesn't fit all problems, but might fit yours)


Nick Cox

There are various fixes. Here are some: 


if "`y1'" == "" local y1 = 0 
local x1 = `x1' + `y1' 


local x1 = cond("`y1'" != "", `x1' + `y1', `x1') 


if "`y1'" != "" local x1 = `x1' + `y1' 


George Chioran

My code goes like
this: local x1 = `x1’ + `y1’. I get the `y1’ variable through repeated loops
and sometimes `y1’ is not assigned any value. 
When `y1’ does not
have any value, the line local x1 = `x1’ + `y1’ stops my program and I get an 
syntax error. 

My question is: Could
I somehow make the local `y1’ to be equal to zero, or not to be taken into
consideration in my sum in case `y1’ is not assigned any value? 

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