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Re: st: Using 9 figure numbers in Stata


From   Phil Schumm <pschumm@uchicago.edu>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Using 9 figure numbers in Stata
Date   Sun, 25 Jul 2010 14:18:22 -0500

On Jul 25, 2010, at 11:49 AM, George Chioran wrote:
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?

On Jul 25, 2010, at 12:19 PM, David Kantor wrote:
You need to adjust the format. See -help format-.


If your values are really as large as one trillion (i.e., 1.000e+12), and if all of those digits are really significant (e.g., if they represent account balances), then you'll also need to make sure you're storing them as doubles if you want to preserve their full precision. See [D] data types (type -help datatypes-) for more information.


-- Phil

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