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st: Problem with "real" command


From   Jérôme Fauconnier <jerome.fauconnier@imag.fr>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Problem with "real" command
Date   Wed, 29 Jun 2011 14:13:01 +0200

When I  use the "real" function with large numbers, I have random results as  :

command :
gen numven6=real("600010154088")

i get the following result :

numven6=600010129408

Have anybody had the same problem?


Dr Jérôme Fauconnier
CHU Grenoble
Pôle de Santé Publique
Département d'Information Médicale
Pavillon Taillefer
BP217
38043 GRENOBLE cedex
Tel : + 33 4 76 76 50 35
Fax : + 33 4 76 76 52 02
mail : jerome.fauconnier@imag.fr


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