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Re: How to printout more digits?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg46166] Re: How to printout more digits?
  • From: "Bill Bertram" <wkb at aansto.gov.au>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 05:54:14 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
  • References: <c04f0p$ggi$1@smc.vnet.net>
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"Toshiyuki (Toshi) Meshii" <meshii at mech.fukui-u.ac.jp> wrote in message
news:c04f0p$ggi$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hello,
>
> I want to print out (or write to a file) outputs with more than 9 digits.
> For example, I know that
>
> Print[ N[Pi, 9] ]
> returns
> 3.14159265
> ,which is OK.
>
> But,
> Print[ N[6. * Pi, 9] ]
> returns
> 18.8496
> which is only 6 digits and not what I expected.
>
> Does anybody know how to print out outputs with more than 9 digits?
>
> In addition, I want to write the outputs in a file, such as csv files.
> If you know ideas for this, please let me know too.

This is one Mathematica's little annoyances. If my memory serves me
correctly, N[expression, n] used to work properly in the early versions of
Mathematica., but in later versions you need to replace it by "NumberForm"
to achieve the same result.

Bill



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