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RE: st: A bug in egen and gen?


From   David Kantor <kantor.d@att.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   RE: st: A bug in egen and gen?
Date   Fri, 18 Feb 2011 12:06:16 -0500

At 11:30 AM 2/18/2011, Junlin wrote:
David,

The -doubletofloat- procedure is a nice addition to -compress-. It essentially makes up for what should be included in the -compress- procedure. People concerning with dataset size should be getting this one. Thanks.
[...]

Glad to know it is useful. But I imagine it is rare that a bunch of double values (when they needed to be double) could recast to float without loss of precision. As Nick indicated, a value such as 4.1 is different in float vs. double.

--David

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