[R] Select varying LS digits in long numbers?
(Ted Harding)
Ted.Harding at nessie.mcc.ac.uk
Thu Sep 29 19:45:31 CEST 2005
Hi Folks,
I'm trying to find a neat solution to an apparently simple
problem, but one which turns out to be a bit more intricate
and tricky than one might expect.
Suppose I have numbers given to a large number of digits.
For example
1234567021
where (though I don't know this beforehand) only the last
3 digits will be varying (and all 3 will vary).
What I want is, give a vector x of such numbers, to extract
the minimal set of final digits which will include the varying
digits (i.e. in this case the last 3 digits). And there may be
a decimal point somewhere along the line (though again I won't
know where, nor whether).
I can think of brute-force ways of doing this, but I'd like
a neat one!
Best wishes to all,
Ted.
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