# [R] numeric comparison error

MacQueen, Don m@cqueen1 @end|ng |rom ||n|@gov
Mon Jun 18 23:58:55 CEST 2018

What Jeff, said, plus to see it explicitly:

> print(cpgbins[5:7], digits=18)
[1] 0.200000000000000011 0.250000000000000000 0.300000000000000044

> print(c(0.2, 0.25, 0.3), digits=18)
[1] 0.200000000000000011 0.250000000000000000 0.299999999999999989

-Don

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﻿On 6/18/18, 2:53 PM, "R-help on behalf of Jeff Newmiller" <r-help-bounces using r-project.org on behalf of jdnewmil using dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:

FAQ 7.31, or take a university course in numerical analysis.

https://cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html#Why-doesn_0027t-R-think-these-numbers-are-equal_003f

On June 18, 2018 2:45:29 PM PDT, Brian Smith <bsmith030465 using gmail.com> wrote:
>Hi,
>
>I am a little bit perplexed at why I am getting some values as FALSE:
>
>> cpgbins <- seq(0,1,0.05)
>
>> cpgbins
>[1] 0.00 0.05 0.10 0.15 0.20 0.25 0.30 0.35 0.40 0.45 0.50 0.55 0.60
>0.65
>0.70 0.75 0.80 0.85 0.90 0.95 1.00
>
>> cpgbins[1] == 0.00
>[1] TRUE
>> cpgbins[2] == 0.05
>[1] TRUE
>> cpgbins[3] == 0.10
>[1] TRUE
>> cpgbins[4] == 0.15
>[1] FALSE
>> cpgbins[5] == 0.20
>[1] TRUE
>> cpgbins[6] == 0.25
>[1] TRUE
>> cpgbins[7] == 0.30
>[1] FALSE
>
>> class(cpgbins)
>[1] "numeric"
>
>> class(cpgbins[7])
>[1] "numeric"
>
>What is the cause for this?
>
>thanks!!
>
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