Re: How to printout more digits?
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- Subject: [mg46165] Re: How to printout more digits?
- From: drbob at bigfoot.com (Bobby R. Treat)
- Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 05:54:13 -0500 (EST)
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Ultimately, NumberForm is your friend. Here are some experiments that may help: 6Pi // Precision 6.Pi // Precision 6.Pi // FullForm N[6.Pi] // FullForm N[6.Pi, 100] // FullForm N[6.Pi, 9] // FullForm 6.Pi N[6.Pi, 9] 6Pi N[6Pi, 9] NumberForm[6.Pi, 9] Print at NumberForm[6.Pi, 9] N can't give more precision than its argument already has, so increasing the second argument to 100 makes no difference; 6. is machine precision, so 6. Pi is also machine precision. You're seeing a default output format for machine precision numbers when you use Print, or just enter the expression as above. But NumberForm allows you to control that format. Bobby "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. > > -Toshi