[R] read.table() and precision?

Moshe Olshansky m_olshansky at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 18 05:06:35 CET 2007

If x is the result of your read.table, it is a double
precision number (matrix, data.frame, etc.), but by
default only up to 7 decimal digits of x are printed,
so you do not see the rest of x. 
Try for example
and see how your x look then.

--- Wojciech Gryc <wojciech at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm currently working with data that has values as
> large as 99,000,000
> but is accurate to 6 decimal places. Unfortunately,
> when I load the
> data using read.table(), it rounds everything to the
> nearest integer.
> Is there any way for me to preserve the information
> or work with
> arbitrarily large floating point numbers?
> Thank you,
> Wojciech
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