Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2002 17:34:28 -0600
Reply-To: "Moffitt, James" <James.Moffitt@westgroup.com>
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From: "Moffitt, James" <James.Moffitt@westgroup.com>
Subject: Including Negative Dollar Values as Minimum in Descriptive Statis
tics (Newbie Question)
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I have 7775 rows of data. One of my variables includes some negative dollar
values (they are a type of revenue credits) which display in the data editor
just as one would expect, as a numerical dollar value preceded by a minus
sign. Nevertheless, when I run descriptive statistics on that variable and
request Minimum and Maximum values, Mean, and Std. Dev., the Minimum is
displayed in the output as a string of asterisks. Why is this and how do I
display the actual minimum dollar amount if it is a negative dollar amount?