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Richard Goldstein <richgold@ix.netcom.com> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

Subject |
Re: st: How to insert decimal point? |

Date |
Tue, 23 Aug 2011 15:32:03 -0400 |

you don't tell us whether this is a number or a string variable; nor do you tell us what the format is if it is a number, divide by 100; if you need to change the format, see -help format- if it is a string and you want to leave it as a string, try the following: replace Claimed_Amount=substr(Claimed_Amount,1,7)+"."+substr(Claimed_Amount,8,2) but note that this will make it 10 characters long; if you want it to stay 9 characters, replace the "1" in the first substr() with a "2" (assuming you won't lose any information that way) Rich On 8/23/11 3:21 PM, Lucie Vlach wrote: > Hello all! > > I have a problem, trying to format my data in my 'Claimed_Amount' variable to say 0000051.61 (not 000005161) and 0000067.31 etc. > > I am trying to insert the decimal point, two spaces from the end, in this numeric variable. > Each is number is 9 spaces long. > > 000005161 should display 0000051.61 > > DATA: > Claimed_Amount > 000005161 > 000006731 > 000006666 > 000008890 > 000002256 > 000008301 > 000005161 > 000005161 > 000006731 > 000008890 > 000002256 > 000007449 > 000011889 > 000005879 > 000009019 > 000005161 > etc. > > Thank you all very much for any help! > > Lucie * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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