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Re: How to calculate the sum of columns to be equal to 100?

by Laurent_R (Abbot)
on Aug 15, 2013 at 12:03 UTC ( #1049567=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How to calculate the sum of columns to be equal to 100?

Please tell us what you have in $fraction_zero, $fraction_single, etc.

But in general, the sum of rounded amounts cannot be guaranteed to be equal to the rounded total of the same not-rounded amounts. This is not a Perl issue, but simple arithmetics.

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[ambrus]: and try to leave everything else to automated systems without checking how what they write came out format-wise, and for those people, discounting the part about journals with a specific format above,
[ambrus]: just blindly recommending to use LaTeX is a bad idea now.
[Discipulus]: I havery limited needs in such field. Sometimes (for children party invitations) i draw something by hand and I scan it to include into an ms doc.
Discipulus havery can be a good neologism for: have very..;=)
[ambrus]: Discipulus: sure, it's just that, look, some people (including me) have such unreadable and slow handwriting that writing an article or slides by hand would be a very bad idea.
[choroba]: it might bery useful for other verbs, too
[ambrus]: (and I have a need for at least decent formatting too)

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