[R] Integer manipulation
tlumley at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 21 14:58:28 CET 2003
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003, Wayne Jones wrote:
> Hi there,
> When I enter a particularly long number into R it rounds it down into
> scientific notation.
> For example,
> > 2510000002679
>  2.51e+12
> How can I preserve the precision of the original number?
It has been preserved:
For numbers above 2^31 (or whatever .Machine$integer.max is), you have to
use floating point, which gives you about 15 digits accuracy.
If you want to print a number to more digits than the default, use the
digits= option to print(), or change options(digits)
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