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Why does the table command change display format?

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I set the display format to "short" because I want that 4 digits are shown after the decimal point, like 0.3124. I crate a "table" which should display the numbers as such. But the table shows 5 digits after the decimal point. Where am I going wrong?

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 28 Apr 2023
Where you are going wrong is in expecting table() objects to be designed to be display objects. They are not designed for display, they are designed for calculation.
table()'s disp() method has its own rules about what formats to use. It will display 4 decimal places if your current format setting is shorte
Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 29 Apr 2023
tables() are not designed as presentation objects. If you want a presentation object for a table, consider creating a uitable() in which you had applied round() to the numbers or in which you had pre-converted the numbers to text with the format you want. Or use the Report Generator.

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