[R] Scientific notation

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 3 18:12:59 CEST 2002

On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, David Herrick wrote:

> I'm writing a load of output to a file using cat(...), but I can't work out
> how to turn off scientific notation for small numbers.  When I originally
> tried this a while a go I ended up building up a string variable, which is
> rather clumsy...

You can't in cat.  The simplest idea is to use sprintf or formatC.

Why do you want to?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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