[R] specify the number of decimal numbers

baptiste auguie ba208 at exeter.ac.uk
Thu May 14 13:59:39 CEST 2009


Alternatively,

signif(c(pi,exp(1)), 3)

?signif # and others in that page

HTH,

baptiste

On 14 May 2009, at 13:47, jim holtman wrote:

> Depending on what you want to do, use 'sprintf':
>
>> x <- 1.23456789
>> x
> [1] 1.234568
>> as.character(x)
> [1] "1.23456789"
>> sprintf("%.1f  %.3f  %.5f", x,x,x)
> [1] "1.2  1.235  1.23457"
>>
>
>
> On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 7:40 AM, lehe <timlee126 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> Hi,
>> I was wondering how to specify the number of decimal numbers in my
>> computation using R? I have too many decimal numbers for my result,  
>> when I
>> convert them to string with as.character, the string will be too  
>> long.
>> Thanks and regards!
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