[Rd] printing of complex numbers in R-alpha

Robin Hankin r.hankin at noc.soton.ac.uk
Thu Sep 21 09:05:24 CEST 2006

Hello everyone

I am finding complex numbers to be printed oddly in R-alpha.

 > 1e100+1e100i
[1] 1e+100+1e+100i
 > 1e100 + 1e44i
[1] 1e+100+100000000000000008821361405306422640701865984i
 > dput(1e100+1e44i)

[same thing at home on a linux box]

The first line is what I would expect, the second and third lines  
I would prefer "1e100+1e44i".  Is this possible for  R-2.4.0?

best wishes


 > R.version
platform       powerpc-apple-darwin8.7.0
arch           powerpc
os             darwin8.7.0
system         powerpc, darwin8.7.0
status         alpha
major          2
minor          4.0
year           2006
month          09
day            15
svn rev        39323
language       R
version.string R version 2.4.0 alpha (2006-09-15 r39323)

Robin Hankin
Uncertainty Analyst
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton
European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
  tel  023-8059-7743

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