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st: RE: Number format

From   "Nick Cox" <[email protected]>
To   <[email protected]>
Subject   st: RE: Number format
Date   Fri, 22 Jul 2005 19:57:14 +0100

Your -format- command is illegal, as Z10.7e
is not a valid Stata format. All valid Stata
formats start with %. 

Beyond that, Stata doesn't really have the idea of 
a universal format, even as applied to results 
for a single variable. I think this is because it 
doesn't really make sense. 

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Alexandra de Montrichard
> I would like stata to not diplay numbers in the scientific 2.2e+05
> format, so instead of 2.2e+05 I would have 220000. I would 
> like this to
> be the default format for all numbers that stata now displays in the
> scientific format. I tried the format command on one variable with the
> idea that I could then try to apply that as the default 
> format but I get
> an error message:
> . format nucleo Z10.7e
> time-series operators not allowed
> r(101);

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