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The Stata Journal
Volume 6 Number 4: pp. 550-560

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Mata Matters: Precision

William Gould
College Station, TX
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Abstract.   Mata is Stata’s matrix language. The Mata Matters column shows 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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