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Re: Print with limited precision

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg51128] Re: Print with limited precision
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 04:37:22 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On 10/4/04 at 6:18 AM, stevebg at adelphia.net (Steve Gray) wrote:

>There must be some built-in function to print out decimal
>quantities with say 2 digits of precision to the right of the
>point. I want quantities such as zz= -27.9873554 to print as
>-27.99, etc., but keeping the real precision internally. I could
>write one easily enough but I would think there is already such a
>thing. This seems trivial but I can't find how to do it in Help,
>etc.

Try NumberForm for example

zz=-27.9873554;
NumberForm[zz,4]

-27.99
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