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st: list a variable

From   [email protected]
To   [email protected]
Subject   st: list a variable
Date   Wed, 16 Apr 2003 23:05:30 -0400

Dear Lister:
This is my second question.
I have look at the manual for a long time,and try different variable format, 
but, it seems not work.

Suppose I have a variable with the following numbers:

obs1 123456789123456789

That means, the entry of this variable is a huge number.
However, when I ask Stata to list this variable.
Stata always return:

obs1 1.234..e17 instead of its original format.

I tried to open the data editor, and see whether I can see it's original format.
But, the value shown on data editor is the same: 1.234e17.

Then, I turn to reformat this variable to be a string variable, and ask Stata 
to list it.

Therefore, I type:

gen str18 y=string(x)

and list variable y
But, the y contains:
obs1 1.234e17.

I am just wondering whether there is any method that can solve this situation?

Thank you very much and have a nice day

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