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st: Generate puzzle


From   Andrzej Niemierko <aniemierko@PARTNERS.ORG>
To   Stata <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Generate puzzle
Date   Sat, 28 Jan 2006 14:34:56 -0500

Could someone please explain to me the following strange behaviour? When I
generate a new variable:
gen x=3366161 and then:
gen x2=10*x1
the number that I get for x2 is 33661608 (not the correct number 33661610).
When the initial x1 number is 3366162 the x2 is correct, that is 33661620.
Any help?
Andrzej

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