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Mata Matters: Precision

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  • William Gould

    (StataCorp)

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Mata is Stata’s matrix language. In the Mata Matters column, we show how Mata can be used interactively to solve problems and as a programming language to add new features to Stata. In this quarter’s column, we look at the programming implications of the floating-point, base-2 encoding that modern computers use.

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Article provided by StataCorp LP in its journal Stata Journal.

Volume (Year): 6 (2006)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 550-560

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Handle: RePEc:tsj:stataj:v:6:y:2006:i:4:p:550-560

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Keywords: Mata; floating point; binary; hexadecimal;

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  1. Nicholas J. Cox, 2006. "Stata tip 33: Sweet sixteen: Hexadecimal formats and precision problems," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 6(2), pages 282-283, June.
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  1. Nicolas Van de Sijpe, 2013. "Is Foreign Aid Fungible? Evidence from the Education and Health Sectors," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 27(2), pages 320-356.

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