Re: how to limit digits?
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- From: "Allan Hayes" <hay at haystack.demon.co.uk>
- Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 03:48:22 -0500 (EST)
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Use the Option Inspector to set
PrintPrecision -> 3
This can be set at the level of cells, notebooks or globally ( fo all
However it only works iif the default output form (see unde Cell menu) is
set to Standard (the default) or Traditional.
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"Paolo Bientinesi" <pauldj at cs.utexas.edu> wrote in message
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> how can I set Mathematica arithmetic to use a limited number (3 or 5)
> of decimal digits?
> I tried $MaxPrecision=$MinPrecision=3
> but for expressions like .3 + .1019 I still get the right answer
> rather than the expected .401 or .402 (truncating or rounding).
> pauldj at cs.utexas.edu bientin at imc.pi.cnr.it
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