st: RE: RE: rounding in STATA

 From "Siyam, Amani" <[email protected]> To <[email protected]> Subject st: RE: RE: rounding in STATA Date Thu, 13 Apr 2006 15:34:31 +0200

```Thanks for your reply Maarten, the values of x are exact ones and that
happens whenever you have "50" after the decimal you are cutting, for
example 0.*50, for the one decimal place, 0.**50 for the two decimal
place...etc.

Thanks for you help in advance.

Amani

-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]] On Behalf Of Maarten Buis
Sent: 13 April 2006 15:14
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: RE: rounding in STATA

Amani:

Stata 8.2 doesn't show this behaviour:

. input x

x
1. 8.750
2. 5.752
3. 23.256
4. end

. gen y = round(x, 0.1)

. list

+---------------+
|      x      y |
|---------------|
1. |   8.75    8.8 |
2. |  5.752    5.8 |
3. | 23.256   23.3 |
+---------------+

Maybe 8.750 in your data is actually 8.7499?

HTH,
Maarten

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Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
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1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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+31 20 5986715

http://home.fsw.vu.nl/m.buis/
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-----Original Message-----
From: [email protected]
[mailto:[email protected]]On Behalf Of Siyam, Amani
Sent: donderdag 13 april 2006 15:05
To: [email protected]
Subject: st: rounding in STATA

I have a minor issue with the way STATA is rounding, for example a
variable to one decimal place.

I used the command

gen x=round(y, 0.1)

Comparing the two variables, I noticed the that when:

x=                     y=

8.750           8.7
5.752           5.8
23.256          23.3

Is there a way I can modify the function to round "x"=8.750 to be 8.8

Or should I put together my own code to get the rounding I want.

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