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RE: st: Re: coding


From   Maarten buis <maartenbuis@yahoo.co.uk>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: Re: coding
Date   Sat, 28 Jan 2006 12:11:11 +0000 (GMT)

Alexander Nervedi wrote:
> All i need to do is figure out how to get the formatting to
> show leading zeros!

Maarten Buis wrote:
> *-------begin example------
> sysuse auto, clear
> list price in 1/10
> format price %06.0f
> list price in 1/10
> *-------end example---------

also see: http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/leading0.html This also discusses puting your
variable as a string. This might be convenient if you want to say "if the third character equals
whatever do something smart".

Michael Blasnik wrote:
> If you had more years than you might need to create the score
> variable as a double. 
As long as you have 9 years or less you could probably better use the long dataformat. This will
ensure that your variabel realy is an interger. 

so use -gen long score=possibility*10^(year-1)- instead of -gen score=possibility*10^(year-1)-

HTH,
Maarten

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