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## [Orgmode] decimal fractions when summing up large numbers

**From**: |
Rainer Thiel |

**Subject**: |
[Orgmode] decimal fractions when summing up large numbers |

**Date**: |
Wed, 24 Sep 2008 17:15:59 +0200 |

I have a problem I am confident there is a solution to. I even
suspect it may be explained in the manual, but can't for the life of
me find it:
Summing up small numbers in tables isn't a problem even when they have
digits after the decimal point. For example, org-table-sum applied on
the table
| 10000.7 |
| 10000.5 |
| 10000.3 |
correctly gives 30001.5. On the other hand, applied on the table
| 100000.7 |
| 100000.5 |
| 100000.3 |
org-table-sum gives 300002, the correctly rounded value of 300001.5,
which would be the exact value.
How can I make org-table-sum deliver the exact value?
If this is explained in the manual, please point me to the relevant section.
Many thanks in advance
Rainer
--
Prof. Dr. Rainer Thiel
Institut für Altertumswissenschaften
07737 Jena, Germany (EU)
address@hidden

**[Orgmode] decimal fractions when summing up large numbers**,
*Rainer Thiel* **<=**