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Re: Converting Rationals into Reals


kristoph wrote:

> I would like to know how I can convert rationals into reals with four
> digits. I know this sounds stange but I need the numbers for a diagram.
> 
> If anyone knows how to covert a whole list of rationals into into four
> digit reals I would be very happy.

N[yourlist,4]

will do what you want. Probably what you really want is to get formatted
strings for your diagram, this can be done with:

ToString[PaddedForm[#, {3, 4}]] & /@ N[yourlist]

you can play around with the arguments and options of PaddedForm to achieve
the exact output you want...

albert


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