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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.


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:
echo "236 * 1.00" | bc

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

# 3  
Old 04-25-2011
Or printf(1).

# 4  
Old 04-25-2011
$ 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
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:


the required output is


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