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

From: hadley wickham <>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 20:43:31 +0200

> I think this is a bug in the MacOS X runtime. I've checked the C99
> standard, and can see no limits on the precision that you should be able
> to specify to printf.

That seems quite possible - it's interesting that increasing the number of digits (ie 1e7 vs 1e6) doesn't crash, but takes up about 1.2 gig of ram.

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