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st: Fraction 0.8 vs 0.8000001

From   qing ye <>
Subject   st: Fraction 0.8 vs 0.8000001
Date   Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:33:05 +0800

Dear statalist

Why when I try to generate variable=(5-1)/5, stata cannot generate a
variable equal to 0.8, the result the code generated is 0.8000001, why
is this happening? How can I fix it?

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