Re: [R] Precision of summary() when summarizing variables in a data frame

From: Erik Iverson <eriki_at_ccbr.umn.edu>
Date: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:53:32 -0500

jim holtman wrote:

> They are probably the same.  It isjust that summary is printing out 4
> significant digits.  Try:
> 
> options(digits = 20)

FYI, the default summary method also has its own digits argument.

> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Daniel Malter <daniel_at_umd.edu> wrote:

>> Hi,
>>
>> I summary() a variable with 409908 numeric observations. The variable is
>> part of a data.frame. The problem is that the min and max returned by
>> summary() do not equal the ones returned by min() and max(). Does anybody
>> know why that is?
>>
>>> min(data$vc)
>> [1] 15452
>>> max(data$vc)
>> [1] 316148
>>> summary(data$vc)
>> Min. 1st Qu. Median Mean 3rd Qu. Max.
>> 15450 21670 40980 55500 63880 316100
>>
>>
>> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.11.1 (2010-05-31)
>> x86_64-apple-darwin9.8.0
>>
>> locale:
>> [1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>>
>> attached base packages:
>> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>>
>> other attached packages:
>> [1] sqldf_0.3-5 chron_2.3-39 gsubfn_0.5-5
>> [4] proto_0.3-8 RSQLite.extfuns_0.0.1 RSQLite_0.9-4
>> [7] DBI_0.2-5
>>
>> Thanks much,
>> Daniel
>>
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