[R] Internal and displayed precision of numbers
ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Wed Nov 5 17:48:58 CET 2008
Oliver Bandel wrote:
> many thanks!
> BTW: I read your book. :)
> It's quite good.
> But I didn'tfoud the precision-stuff in it.
> Adding information about this topic in the next
> edition might be a good idea.
These numeric things are an interesting and important topic, of cours.
Question is how much to add, since it can be a whole book of its own. I
am teaching "Computergetützte Statistik" (i.e. something like numerics
for applied statisticians) this term anyway.
> Nevertheless it explains crucial points very good,
> and from that starting point, it's easier to understand the
> Zitat von Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:
>> Oliver Bandel wrote:
>>> can the displayed and/or used precision of numbers be
>>> configured? And if... how?
>> See ?.Machine for the internally used precision.
>> See ?options and ?format/?formatC/?print for the printed precision.
>> Uwe Ligges
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