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Re: st: Number format in -summarize-


From   Hendrik Worschech <hendrik.worschech@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Number format in -summarize-
Date   Sat, 13 Apr 2013 02:42:05 +0200

Thank you Nick for your quick reply. That was exactly what I thought.
And you're right, of course, I don't need that precision for my results.
Just because I'm still fairly new, I didn't know if the mistake was with me.
Thanks!

On Sat, Apr 13, 2013 at 1:49 AM, Nick Cox <njcoxstata@gmail.com> wrote:
> My guess is that -summarize- is ignoring you because in its view there
> is just not enough space to do what you ask. If you look at the
> display, there is not enough space to show lots of results all of the
> order of 10 digits long.
>
> If you want this (a lot), you will either write a customised program
> that prints stuff as you like or lobby StataCorp for wider displays.
> These days, many users have big numbers and big monitors.
>
> That is, can you interpret all those digits? Why not work in millions
> or billions?
> Nick
> njcoxstata@gmail.com
>
>
> On 12 April 2013 20:04, Hendrik Worschech <hendrik.worschech@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi.
>>
>> I have trouble displaying the full numbers in the -summarize- command.
>>
>> For example my variable 'operatingrevenueturnovereur' is of type
>> 'double', the format is '%14.0f'.
>>
>> When I execute the command 'sum operatingrevenueturnovereur, format',
>> the standard deviation, minimum and maximum are not displayed in full
>> but rather in the scientific format, ie. 1.75e+09 and -1.09e+10 and
>> 1.98e+12.
>>
>> How can I let Stata display the full number?
>>
>> Thank you very much for your help.
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