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Re: Get rounds values in alist

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  • Subject: [mg43988] Re: Get rounds values in alist
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewscix at mail.earthlink.net>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:17:00 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 10/15/03 at 4:59 AM, oliver.friedrich at tzm.de (Oliver Friedrich) wrote:

> I have written a file "values.txt" with the text editor.
> The file content is

> {
> {{11735.72,11759.37,11711.12} ,,,

> Reading this file into Mathematica usin Get[] returns a list
> {{{11735.7, 11759.4, 11711.1}...

> So Get rounds the value 11735.72 from the original text file to 11735.7 in 
> the list and so on. How can I avoid this and get in the full precision?

I think you will find what is happening is Mathematica *displays* the first number as 11735.7 but does retain full precision.

You can verify this with by subtracting 11735 from the first number. You should see 0.72 not 0.7
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