Contributed by vroom
on Jan 08, 2000 at 08:23 UTC
Q&A
> data formatting
Answer: How do I print/round a number to a given number of decimal places? contributed by vroom
Probably the easiest way is to use printf/sprintf:
$unrounded = 0.66666;
printf "$unrounded rounded to 3 decimal places is %.3f\n", $unrounded;
$rounded = sprintf "%.2f", $a; # rounded to 2 decimal places (0.67)
 Answer: How do I print/round a number to a given number of decimal places? contributed by hossman
As in How do I round a number? — Math::Round has a great method for this:
use Math::Round;
print nearest(.01, 1.555);
 Answer: How do I print/round a number to a given number of decimal places? contributed by Roy Johnson
This other answer, by wrvhage, has the great property of working correctly for values like 3.005 rounded to two places (where sprintf is not). However, it needs a couple of tweaks to work for negative numbers.
sub stround
{
my( $n, $places ) = @_;
my $sign = ($n < 0) ? '' : '';
my $abs = abs $n;
$sign . substr( $abs + ( '0.' . '0' x $places . '5' ), 0, $places
++ length(int($abs)) + 1 );
}
 Answer: How do I print/round a number to a given number of decimal places? contributed by wrvhage
sub stround
{
my( $number, $decimals ) = @_;
substr( $number + ( '0.' . '0' x $decimals . '5' ), 0, $decimals +
+ length(int($number)) + 1 );
}
TIMTOWTDI!
 Answer: How do I print/round a number to a given number of decimal places? contributed by littleskittles This answer by Roy Johnson improved this answer by wrvhage by dealing with negative numbers. This answer adds an improvement to handle the case where decimal places is zero, i.e. by not including the hanging decimal point, e.g. "10.1" rounded to zero places would become "10." instead of "10". Any other changes are just rearrangement of the code.
sub stround
{
my ($n, $places) = @_;
my $abs = abs $n;
my $val = substr($abs + ('0.' . '0' x $places . '5'),
0,
length(int($abs)) +
(($places > 0) ? $places + 1 : 0)
);
($n < 0) ? "" . $val : $val;
}

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