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Re: st: y axis significant digits

From   "Michael Blasnik" <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: y axis significant digits
Date   Mon, 31 Mar 2008 07:16:48 -0400

Well, I see in the help file that %#.#fc is a right justified comma format that is a fixed numeric format. That means that %9.1fc should have a total width of 9 (including punctuation) with 1 digit after the decimal (fixed part) and use commas in numbers greater than 999. A few simple experiments using the display command will show you that it drops out the commas as the width expands to 9 and then goes to scientific notation after that. I also see -- under the oh-so cryptically titled section "leading zero formats" -- that if I wanted leading zeros you would use "%09.1f". I guess it doesn't spoon feed everything to you with examples, but it's easy to try them yourself interactively with -display-.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Witte" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 11:13 PM
Subject: Re: st: y axis significant digits

Ummm--so do the numbers mean the amount of digits to be displayed? Ummmm-- This isn't obvious from the format help file. And it didn't stick a bunch of zeros infront of my number either, since I used 9. Ummmm

----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Blasnik <>
Sent: Sunday, March 30, 2008 10:00:51 PM
Subject: Re: st: y axis significant digits

Chris Witte wrote

ok, I found that I can use "format %9.1fc" to get one decimal point in my axis
values (took a guess from looking at the stata manuals) where do I find
more information as to what this "%9.1fc" means?
Ummmm-- how about trying -help format-?

Michael Blasnik
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