Re: How can I transform the number of 123.456 into "123.456"?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg26629] Re: [mg26515] How can I transform the number of 123.456 into "123.456"?*From*: "Drago Ganic" <drago.ganic at in2.hr>*Date*: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 22:36:09 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: HiNet*References*: <200101010732.CAA09656@smc.vnet.net> <92uqmk$drv@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"Tomas Garza" <tgarza01 at prodigy.net.mx> wrote in message news:92uqmk$drv at smc.vnet.net... .... << snip >> .... > **However**, this approach will not work always, since Mathematica has an > odd way to handle approximate numbers. For example, > > In[6]:= > RealDigits[345.89087] > Out[6]= > {{3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 0, 8, 7, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, 3} > > but > > In[7]:= > RealDigits[89087.345] > Out[7]= > {{8, 9, 0, 8, 7, 3, 4, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1}, 5} > > and now you get an unexpected (and undesirable) 1 at the end of the sequence > of digits! .... << snip >> .... > > Tomas Garza > Mexico City Hi, Tomas gave as an excelent example. Can somebody explain the behaviour of RealDigits [89087.345] - the last number in the digits list!!! Greetings from Croatia, Drago Ganic

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