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# 1  
Old 04-25-2011
Decimal places

i need to multiplay a number with 1.00.. so that the output should contain two decimal places at end..

for example...

236 * 1.00 = 236.00
245.8 * 1.00 = 245.80

but when i perform multiplication it shows output as.

236
245.8


can anyone help me to get the actual output of 236.00 and 245.80...

thanks in advance...
Arun ManasSmilie
# 2  
Old 04-25-2011
Use bc:
Code:
echo "236 * 1.00" | bc

Use awk:
Code:
awk 'BEGIN{p=236 * 1.00; printf "%0.2f", p}'

# 3  
Old 04-25-2011
Or printf(1).

Regards,
Alister
# 4  
Old 04-25-2011
Code:
$ ruby -e 'BEGIN{print 236 * 1.00}'

# 5  
Old 04-25-2011
Hi Kevin,

the below command works fine..
awk 'BEGIN{p=236 * 1.00; printf "%0.2f", p}'

can u please help me to apply this script for a excel sheet which contains numbers and all those number should be displayed in the above format
# 6  
Old 04-25-2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by arunmanas
Hi Kevin,

the below command works fine..
awk 'BEGIN{p=236 * 1.00; printf "%0.2f", p}'

can u please help me to apply this script for a excel sheet which contains numbers and all those number should be displayed in the above format
How does your excel sheet look like? what's your input and desired output?
Anyway, I think you should try it out yourself, you already know how to print numbers with decimal point.
# 7  
Old 04-25-2011
Decimal places

Excel file look like:

134.4
126.7
144
555
77.88

the required output is

134.40
126.70
144.00
555.00
77.88

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