# [ncl-talk] decimalPlaces

Buzan, Jonathan jbuzan at purdue.edu
Thu Apr 8 04:11:10 MDT 2021

```Hi NCL-Talk,

I am attempting to print a variable on a plot, and I am using the decimalPlaces function. However, the results are not applied the same way. Am I doing something wrong?

Cheers,
-Jonathan

Code snippet:
EU_R = decimalPlaces(EU_17(0),2,False)
EU_R2 = decimalPlaces(EU_17(1),2,False)
EU_B = decimalPlaces(EU_17(2),2,False)
EU_M = decimalPlaces(EU_17(3),2,False)
print(EU_R)
print(EU_R2)
print(EU_B)
print(EU_M)
print(EU_17(3))

Results:
Variable: EU_R
Type: double
Total Size: 8 bytes
1 values
Number of Dimensions: 1
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates:
Number Of Attributes: 1
_FillValue :	9.969209968386869e+36
(0)	0.8100000000000001

Variable: EU_R2
Type: double
Total Size: 8 bytes
1 values
Number of Dimensions: 1
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates:
Number Of Attributes: 1
_FillValue :	9.969209968386869e+36
(0)	0.67

Variable: EU_B
Type: double
Total Size: 8 bytes
1 values
Number of Dimensions: 1
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates:
Number Of Attributes: 1
_FillValue :	9.969209968386869e+36
(0)	111.46

Variable: EU_M
Type: double
Total Size: 8 bytes
1 values
Number of Dimensions: 1
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates:
Number Of Attributes: 1
_FillValue :	9.969209968386869e+36
(0)	0.6899999999999999

Variable: EU_17 (subsection)
Type: double
Total Size: 8 bytes
1 values
Number of Dimensions: 1
Dimensions and sizes:	[1]
Coordinates:
Number Of Attributes: 1
_FillValue :	9.969209968386869e+36
(0)	0.6903772429834589

```