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Old 06-28-2012
Floating Point Numbers in c shell!

I have started using bash but this script which I am working on it, is in c chell. So here is my simple problem:
set x = 0.4124\0.234
echo $x 

Same operation in Bash gives me correct result in my terminal. So there is something with my c shell that is causing this behaviour. Is there solution to this problem?
# 2  
Old 06-28-2012
bash doesn't support float either, so I'm not sure what you did or what you were expecting.
# 3  
Old 06-28-2012
Yes, You are absolutely correct that this kind of operation doesn't work in bash also.
xxx@linux1% command --i input [option]
What I tried was:
xxx@linux1% set x = `command --i input [option]`
echo $x

Is there a way around my above problem?
# 4  
Old 06-28-2012
I'm not sure what you're even trying to do yet. I think \ is used for modulous sometimes but in a shell it's usually used as an escape.

What output do you actually want here?
# 5  
Old 06-28-2012
linux1% command input
Correct o/p:
But I want to save this variable using set in c shell and I am doing:
set x = `command input`
echo $x
Incorrect o/p: 

Is there a way that second option (that is set x = `command input`) can yield correct output?
# 6  
Old 06-28-2012
Oh, is that all?

Double up the \.

% set x = 0.4124\\0.234

% echo $x



# 7  
Old 06-28-2012
The "double \\" works with floating point numbers which are greater than 1 but doesn't work for numbers between 0 and 1. Try:
set x = 0.314\2.314
echo $x

I think I have to accept this ouput. Is there a way I can check for second decimal in output and if found than use a backslash before one digit that is in the above case backslash before 2 to get 0.314\2.314.

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