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Re: st: In search of the lost precision


From   Farshad Pourmalek <pourmalek_farshad@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: In search of the lost precision
Date   Thu, 30 Jun 2011 13:02:23 -0700 (PDT)

further calculations. 

--- On Thu, 6/30/11, Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Austin Nichols <austinnichols@gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: st: In search of the lost precision
> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 12:21 PM
> 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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