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# st: Using 9 figure numbers in Stata

 From George Chioran To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu 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,
George

----- Original Message ----
From: Nick Cox <n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk>
To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Sent: Mon, June 14, 2010 10:14:52 PM
Subject: st: RE: RE: Making a local with no assigned value zero

4.

local x1 = `y1' + `x1'

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

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

Nick Cox

There are various fixes. Here are some:

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

Nick
n.j.cox@durham.ac.uk

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
invalid
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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