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msg #95576
Ignore glgene
8/11/2010 3:00:38 PM

I'm trying the new ROUND function, but am not getting the desired results.

Here is the SF instructon:

round (indicator, decimal offset) It rounds to nearest value based on decimal offset.

Here is my simple, attempted script:

symlist (vti)
set{a, rsi(10)}
set{b, rsi(20)}
set {c,a/b}
add column c

I get only 2 decimal places in the add column line. I want 4 decimal places.


4,599 posts
msg #95578
Ignore Kevin_in_GA
8/11/2010 3:07:01 PM

Do you really need 4 decimal places? Honestly?

The RSI values are in all likelihood rounded to two decimal places, so you cannot be more precise than this, even if you are taking a ratio. The round off error in the inputs is what matters, not the ratio.

544 posts
msg #95580
Ignore glgene
8/11/2010 3:50:16 PM


I don't really need 4 decimals in this case (RSI). This is just an example only. My example is flawed, that's why I am seeking a solution. SF says you can specify the number of places to the right of the decimal. ???


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