I have real numbers in array, I want to round (or truncate) these numbers to 2-digit after decimal point, then I want to write values to Excel File For example if I have

t = {75.34123, 80.567,  85.789};

I want to have after rounding

t = {75.34, 80.56, 85.78};

then I want to export it to excel file. First I use N function but it shows number as I want and leave it in background as it was. so when I export it it writes the number as it before rounding. I found Solution that use "Computer Arithmetic" package and ComputerNumber Function that give me what I want, but when I export to excel it writes number as formula not as value. so I need solution that gives real Rounding so the number becomes as 2-digit after decimal point in all calculations, and writes these numbers as values to excel file. Thank you.

  • $\begingroup$ You mean truncating not rounding - as rounding would turn 85.789 into 85.79. You could look at using NumberForm[t, 4] $\endgroup$
    – flinty
    Oct 6, 2021 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ NumberForm Shows number as I want but in memory it stays as it, so if I use in some calculation it use 85.789 instead of 85.79, so it is not what I want. $\endgroup$
    – user81348
    Oct 6, 2021 at 11:58
  • $\begingroup$ Do you want exact decimal rounding or a 64-bit binary floating-point approximation? $\endgroup$
    – Michael E2
    Oct 6, 2021 at 12:08

3 Answers 3


You can use Round and specify the second argument,

t = {75.34123, 80.567, 85.789};
Round[t, 0.01]
(* {75.34, 80.57, 85.79} *)

to truncate, you can use the IntegerPart trick in the other answer.

  • $\begingroup$ thank you. I found Round Function but I did not know how to use the second parameter $\endgroup$
    – user81348
    Oct 6, 2021 at 15:16
t = {75.34123, 80.567, 85.789};
t2 = IntegerPart[100 t]/100 // N
Export["C:\\t2.xls", t2]

Truncating (toward zero), if including negative reals:

t = {75.34123, 80.567, 85.789, -13.579};
Sign[t] Floor[RealAbs[t], 0.01]
(*  {75.34, 80.56, 85.78, -13.57}  *)

If negative numbers not a concern, or truncating toward negative infinity:

Floor[t, 0.01]
(*  {75.34, 80.56, 85.78, -13.58}  *)

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