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Re: st: misreading excel numbers when imported in Stata 11.2

From   Dirk Enzmann <>
Subject   Re: st: misreading excel numbers when imported in Stata 11.2
Date   Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:00:45 +0200

I don't believe you - I think you made a typing error when comparing 6.15000000000001 to 6.1999998 (either in you mail or earlier).

Thus, my first hint: Double check your data / results.

Second hint: See whether
or more generally
will help you to understand the problem.

Third hint: If not a typo, it seems to be a precision problem. Be in the lookout for -float()- in the documents refered to above.


Tue, 2 Apr 2013 14:57:07 +0000,  <> wrote:
> I have a problem in importing data from excel to STATA 11.2, both
> with copy and paste and with importing a csv file.
> Stata misread the number or at the least the number visualized in
> Stata are different from the one visualized in Excel.
> For example the number in excel is 6.15000000000001 whereas in Stata
> is read as 6.1999998.
> Any hint?
> Thanks

Dr. Dirk Enzmann
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