Bookmark and Share

Notice: On April 23, 2014, Statalist moved from an email list to a forum, based at

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

RE: st: scientific notation turn off

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   RE: st: scientific notation turn off
Date   Tue, 24 Jan 2012 13:28:09 +0000

In general, no; except in the sense that for any program you like you could in principle write one very similar but control its output style in exactly the way you like. Being a bit irritated that Stata does not quite do what you want has for many of us been the trigger to get us programming. 

-codebook- is an interesting example; it is one of several commands that have been around for a while whose defaults may not respect the very big datasets that many people routinely deal with. 

Naturally, I am in total sympathy with anyone who regards "write a program" as a very poor answer. Most people want hooks and handles to tweak Stata's results, not a programming project. 


Doug Hess

Is there a way to turn off scientific notation in general? For
instance, using the -codebook- command with the -detail- option it
will display -1.4619608 in the space in the output for the range of
values, but it won't display 144858 in the frequency section of the
report. Is there a way to alter this?

*   For searches and help try:

© Copyright 1996–2018 StataCorp LLC   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index