Converts a numeric argument into a string that has been rounded to a significant figure-like number. Scientific notation output is avoided, however, and additional significant figures may be displayed for large numbers. For example, if the number of significant digits requested is 2, 123 will be displayed (rather than 120 or 1.2x10^2).

style_sigfig(x, digits = 2, big.mark = NULL, decimal.mark = NULL, ...)

Arguments

x

Numeric vector

digits

Integer specifying the minimum number of significant digits to display

big.mark

Character used between every 3 digits to separate hundreds/thousands/millions/etc. Default is ",", except when decimal.mark = "," when the default is a space.

decimal.mark

The character to be used to indicate the numeric decimal point. Default is "." or getOption("OutDec")

...

Other arguments passed on to base::format()

Value

A character vector of styled numbers

Details

If 2 sig figs are input, the number is rounded to 2 decimal places when abs(x) < 1, 1 decimal place when abs(x) >= 1 & abs(x) < 10, and to the nearest integer when abs(x) >= 10.

See also

Other style tools: style_number(), style_percent(), style_pvalue(), style_ratio()

Author

Daniel D. Sjoberg

Examples

c(0.123, 0.9, 1.1234, 12.345, -0.123, -0.9, -1.1234, -132.345, NA, -0.001) %>% style_sigfig()
#> [1] "0.12" "0.90" "1.1" "12" "-0.12" "-0.90" "-1.1" "-132" NA #> [10] "0.00"