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Convert a scientific notation to decimal number, and still keeping the data format as float64


Piet van Oostrum <piet-l at vanoostrum.org> writes:

> doganadres at gmail.com writes:
>
>> I dont know much about scala actually. I have just have tried to give
>> 0.0001 and it returned a presentation with an 'e' .whereas python takes
>> 0.0001 and gives 0.0001 . it made me think python is better in that
>> specific subject.
>>
>> However, python though starts to give 'e' number when 5 decimals are
>> given as input. Although there can be systems around which are better in
>> this subject other things I can achieve in python overrides some
>> disadvantages.
>
> Yes, I would say Python is more user-friendly in this particular
> example, although both outputs are correct. If I remember correctly,
> Python had an update in the area several years ago to make the output
> for floating-point numbers more user-friendly, (and at the same time
> maybe even more correct).
>
> But these are just choices of the implementers of the language, not
> characteristics of the language itself.

In Python 0.00001 => 1e-05, so it just chooses a different point to
switch from pure decimal to scientific notation.
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Pieter van Oostrum <piet-l at vanoostrum.org>
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