[R] data.table exact matching numeric keys

James Hirschorn james.hirschorn at hotmail.com
Thu May 26 19:01:48 CEST 2016

I have looked over the documentation and did not see an answer to this 
seemingly basic question:

I noticed that if I have a data.table with a key containing numeric 
values, then a close number is considered a match when searching. For 

 > dt[J(a)]
#     certainty probability
# 1: 0.8596491          -1
# 2: 0.8596491          -1

But in fact the two certainty values differ by 5.797585e-13.

Is there a way to only return exact matches, or set the epsilon value 
(to something like machine epsilon)?

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