xr = round(x/n) * n

where

x = original floating point number

n = 10^(-[number of digits after decimal])

e.g. x=1.5673454, n = 0.01 (2 digits after decimal point)

xr = 1.57

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## Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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Truncating or rounding off a decimal value/array to user-specified number of decimal places

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Sometimes, you want to truncate long floating point numbers to keep just the first few digits following the decimal point. The easy way to do this is

xr = round(x/n) * n

where

x = original floating point number

n = 10^(-[number of digits after decimal])

e.g. x=1.5673454, n = 0.01 (2 digits after decimal point)

xr = 1.57

xr = round(x/n) * n

where

x = original floating point number

n = 10^(-[number of digits after decimal])

e.g. x=1.5673454, n = 0.01 (2 digits after decimal point)

xr = 1.57

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