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Re: Printing a very small number

by betterworld (Curate)
on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:37 UTC ( #1049728=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Printing a very small number

For a precise output:

use Math::BigRat; my $num = Math::BigRat->new("9e-10"); print $num->as_float(), "\n";

Output: 0.0000000009

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Re^2: Printing a very small number
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:20 UTC
    For a precise output:

    That works if your small number starts out as a string, but if it comes from a calculation done using normal Perl math, the 'damage' has already been done.

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