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Re: st: In search of the lost precision


From   Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: In search of the lost precision
Date   Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:21:16 -0400

Farshad Pourmalek <pourmalek_farshad@yahoo.com>:

clear all
set obs 1
g v1=".154143995764484"
tempfile v
outsheet v1 using `v'
insheet using `v', clear double
list
infile str16 v1 using `v', clear
drop in 1
list


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:04 PM, Farshad Pourmalek
<pourmalek_farshad@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> Is there a way to insheet 0.154143995764484 without losing precision?
>
> I used Stata IC 9.1 for Windows as below
>
> insheet using "C:\data\0.154143995764484.csv", clear
> codebook
> * It is float, %9.0g, .15414399, not .154143995764484
>
> insheet using "C:\data\0.154143995764484.csv",clear double
> codebook
> * It is double, %10.0g, .1541439957645, not .154143995764484
>
> Thank you,
> Farshad Pourmalek
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