Re: [Rd] R 2.5.0 refuses to print enough digits to recover exact floating point values

From: Zack Weinberg <>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 08:49:46 -0700

On 5/22/07, Uwe Ligges <> wrote:
> Zack Weinberg wrote:
> >
> > I'd really appreciate some way of forcing R to print enough digits to
> > represent every possible IEEE double value. I would also argue that
> > this should be the default behavior of dump(), write.table() and
> > friends, and save(...,ascii=TRUE), to prevent data loss.
> Example:
> formatC(exp(1), digits=100, width=-1)

Well, okay, now what about dump, write.table, save, etc?

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