Re: [R] Displaying numerics to full double precision

From: Liviu Andronic <>
Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2007 22:43:34 +0100

On 12/5/07, Jeff Delmerico <> wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a way to change the display or storage settings
> so that the values will be displayed to their full precision? Or does
> rnorm only produce values to single precision?
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

As far as I know (beware, I'm a novice), internally R stores to and uses full precision. The display of the data, however, is controlled by "digits". You'd need to put, say, options(digits=7) in your (if it doesn't exist, creat it in the R etc/ folder). You might also be interested by "scipen". Check ?options.

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