[R] summary and min max

Robert Duval rduval at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 01:15:35 CEST 2007

Has anyone created an alternative summary method where the rounding is
made only for digits to right of the decimal point?

I personally don't like the way summarize works on this particular
issue, but I'm not sure how to modify it generically...

(of course one can always set digits=something_big but this is not
elegant and unpractical when one doesn't know in advance the magnitude
of a number)


On 4/23/07, Mike Prager <mike.prager at noaa.gov> wrote:
> "Sebastian P. Luque" <spluque at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I came across a case where there's a discrepancy between minimum and
> > maximum values reported by 'summary' and the 'min' and 'max' functions:
> summary() rounds by default. Thus its reporting oddball values
> is considered a feature, not a bug.
> --
> Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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