Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 10:27:48 -0600 (CST) From: Bill Simpson <wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca> To: r-help <r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch> Subject: R-beta: write and dput lose precision Maybe this is the proper behaviour, but it was puzzling to me. My original data are recorded to 6 decimal places, and I trust all those numbers (microsecond timer). I scan the data in. Now I use write (or dput) to save them back to disk. Examining the numbers with an editor I see that a number like 1.321159 is still the same, but a number like 3195.423362 becomes 3195.423 It seems that write or dput wants the number to have only 7 digits in total. I solved this problem by using save/load instead of write/scan or dput/dget. I am just reporting this because it seems odd. Bill Simpson -.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.- r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe" (in the "body", not the subject !) To: r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch _._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._