[Rd] Representation of floating point numbers (PR#1281)

theis@statistik.uni-dortmund.de theis@statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Thu, 24 Jan 2002 11:46:55 +0100 (MET)

Full_Name: Winfried Theis
Version: 1.4.0
OS: Linux
Submission from: (NULL) (


During an error search I stumbled across the following:
If I do 
> options(digits=22)
and then type in e.g. 0.1 I get:
> 0.1
[1] 0.1000000000000000055511

I hope there is some other way to correct this, than rounding to 12 digits 
or something similar. I tested it on a Sun and under Windows as well and it 
is the same on all systems.


Winfried Theis

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