# R Program to Format Decimal Places

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## Example 1: Format Decimal Places in R Using sprintf()

num <- 1.34567 # use sprintf() to format decimal places of num sprintf(num, fmt = '%#.4f') Output: [1] "1.3457"

In the above example, we've used the `sprintf()`

function to print the given floating-point number num to **4** decimal places. The **4** decimal places are given by the format `.4f`

.

This means, the function prints only up to **4** places after the dot (decimal places), and **f** means to print the floating-point number.

## Example 2: Format Decimal Places in R Using format()

num <- 1.34567 # format decimal places using format() format(num, digits = 5) # Output: [1] "1.3457"

Here, we have used the `format()`

function to format decimal places of `num`

.

Since we have passed `digits = 5`

inside `format()`

, the number of digits to be returned along with the number before decimal point is **5**.

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