# [plt-scheme] best way to printf "%.2f" ?

gknauth at sunlink.net skrev:
>* I had a number 6.666666666666666e-10 but I just wanted to print 6.67e-10. After looking at DrScheme's printf, SLIB's printf, some do-it-yourself formatting folks had posted, SRFI-54, SRFI-48, and the Cookbook, it looked as though SRFI-48 might be the most straightforward. So I tried it:
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From (lib "string.ss"):
(real->decimal-string n [digits-after-decimal-k]) PROCEDURE
Prints n into a string and returns the string. The printed form of n
shows exactly digits-after-decimal-k digits after the decimal point,
where digits-after-decimal-k defaults to 2.
Before printing, the n is converted to an exact number, multiplied by
(expt 10 digits-after-decimal-k), rounded, and then divided again by
(expt 10 digits-after-decimal-k). The result of ths process is an exact
number whose decimal representation has no more than
digits-after-decimal-k digits after the decimal (and it is padded with
trailing zeros if necessary). The printed for uses a minus sign if n is
negative, and it does not use a plus sign if n is positive.
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Jens Axel Søgaard