# st: AW: float function question

 From "Martin Weiss" <[email protected]> To <[email protected]> Subject st: AW: float function question Date Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:00:57 +0200

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Also note the FAQ on this point:
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/float.html
http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/data/prec.html

HTH
Martin

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Why does the float function not work like this? I feel silly.

clear
input float x
0.00
0.01
0.03
0.10
0.30
1.00
end
generate str4 x_str = ""
replace x_str = "0.00" if float(x) == 0.0
replace x_str = "0.01" if float(x) == 0.01
replace x_str = "0.03" if float(x) == 0.03
replace x_str = "0.10" if float(x) == 0.1
replace x_str = "0.30" if float(x) == 0.3
replace x_str = "1.00" if float(x) == 1.0
list, clean

which gave

. list, clean

x   x_str
1.     0    0.00
2.   .01
3.   .03
4.    .1
5.    .3
6.     1    1.00

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