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Why doesn't the Round function work on decimals and how to fix it or work around it [duplicate]

I'm trying to specify yaxis tick labels from 0 to 1.0 in steps of 0.1. This is what I get: ...
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Precision in calculation [duplicate]

I am writing some code to demonstrate the effect of the number of significant figures a coefficient has on the solution of a nonlinear equation. I define the coefficient as follows: ...
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Meaning of backtick in floating-point literal

If I compute, say, 1/3//N, Mathematica displays 0.333333 as the result. When I copy that output to use elsewhere, the paste ...
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How do you round numbers so that it affects computation?

I'm trying to make a demonstration of how rounding to different numbers of digits affects things but I can't find a way to round numbers to a specified number of digits. The ...
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A problem about function N

Toady,I have a problem about N,described as below: For example N[1/3, 5] (* ==> 0.33333*) and ...
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Explicit digit-count (precision) of real number

I'm trying to do something which seems like it should be simpler than it is (at least in my attempts at it). I have some code where I read in a list of numbers generated for me by a coworker. These ...
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Set number of digits after decimal separator

How can I specify the amount of digits after the decimal separator in output without limiting the total number of digits? Simple question, but I could not find the answer anywhere. I did find ...
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Fixed-Point Numbers in Mathematica

I am working with a library that needs input in a Fixed Point notation. I’d like to figure out a way to convert the floating point results into fixed point representation. The fixed point length is ...
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How can I obtain more significant digits? [duplicate]

I type f1[x_] := 12 x^5 - 975 x^4 + 28000 x^3 - 345000 x^2 + 1800000 x N[f1[15.5], 15] and obtain 3.74112*10^6 BUT It´s not true!!! the result is larger than ...
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Performance Tuning - How can I make Mathematica to use less than certain digits number?

I would like to know if there is a way to make Mathematica to use at most certain digit number. For example, Suppose I want to calculate 2*Pi. x=N[Pi] y=2*x ...
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Formatting a list of values and dependent formatting of corresponding errors list

I am making a table of data that I wish to output using TeXForm. Rather than manipulate the values in LaTeX (e.g. using the ...