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Re: [Orgmode] org-babel: feature-request: allow table-cells to be passed

From: Eric Schulte
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] org-babel: feature-request: allow table-cells to be passed as strings
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2010 07:30:09 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.90 (gnu/linux)


Could you send an example of the contents of such a cell, and what it is
converted to?  Maybe it will be possible to improve the parsing of
numerals in Babel s.t. we don't lose precision in these cases.

Thanks -- Eric

Marc-Oliver Ihm <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello !
> Currently org-babel, when passing a table as input to a
> source-code-block, behaves like this:
> If the cell looks like a number, it will be converted to an integer or a
> float. Otherwise the cell-content is passed unconverted as a string.
> Now, dealing with very large numbers (which I want to process with
> calc), I found this behavior annoying, because babel converts my large
> numbers to float, loosing precision in the process.
> Now my request would be, to have a switch (maybe as a header argument)
> which would tell babel to pass all cells as unconverted strings.
> I have checked the documentation and the sources and have not been able
> to find such a switch.
> with kind regards, Marc-Oliver Ihm
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