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Re: Converting from string to real

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  • Subject: [mg126772] Re: Converting from string to real
  • From: George Woodrow III <georgevw3 at mac.com>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 05:15:53 -0400 (EDT)
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All the digits are there.

Use InputForm[] to see what the number really is. By default, Mathematica just shows 6 digits of a real number (when it can).

In[1]:= ToExpression["109266.75"]
Out[1]= 109267.

In[2]:= InputForm[%]
Out[2]//InputForm=
109266.75


george woodrow


On Jun 6, 2012, at 4:53 AM, fcaleyo wrote:

> Hi guys, I've got a problem with ToExpression[].
> It seems to round large real numbers off, e.g. 
> ToExpression["109266.75"] returns 109267., still a real, yet not exactly what the original string meant.
> Any idea to solve this?
> Many thanks
> fcaleyo
> 
> 
> 
> 




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