I noticed that the output from wolframscript appears to be different when running interactively and when running with code in a file.

I tried searching for this, but it's a bit hard to describe, so I didn't find anything.

Here is an example of the interactive output, which looks normal to me.

$ wolframscript 
Wolfram Language 12.1.0 Engine for Mac OS X x86 (64-bit)
Copyright 1988-2020 Wolfram Research, Inc.

In[1]:= Print[N[1/7,50]]                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Here is the output when the code is in a file

$ echo 'Print[N[1/7,50]]' > code && wolframscript -file code

I don't understand where the suffix 285714285714285714285714285`50. comes from and I don't know how to get rid of it.


1 Answer 1


It's because Print keeps the NumberMarks. Change your code to disable them:

Print[ToString[N[1/7, 50], NumberMarks -> False]]
(* result: 0.14285714285714285714285714285714285714285714285714 *)
  • $\begingroup$ It seems that ToString by itself is sufficient, but thanks for mentioning that the extra substring was a number mark, because I didn't know what to call it. $\endgroup$
    – SirBogman
    Jun 23, 2020 at 15:57

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