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From: Eric Schulte <eric.schulte@gmx.com>
To: "Joseph A. Cua" <jac89@cornell.edu>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: preserve trailing zeros in table output from shell script
Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 08:08:43 -0600	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87394tyv4k.fsf@gmx.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAN+oPbOo=s266saKMNU3YoyK18YkudrbaNMukg5=aAafoXzg=A@mail.gmail.com> (Joseph A. Cua's message of "Sat, 14 Jul 2012 08:35:21 -0400")

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"Joseph A. Cua" <jac89@cornell.edu> writes:

> I have a reporting shell script that generates a tab-delimited table.
> Using it within a shell code block, org parses this nicely into an org
> table. But org seems to drop any trailing zeros from numeric cells. My
> reporting script has already done the number formatting, so I want
> trailing zeros preserved (both within org and in html export). What's
> the best way?

If you want to return the numbers as strings *and* you want the results
to be captured as an Org-mode table, then you should use the ":results
org" output type so that you have complete control over the table.

For example,

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#+begin_src sh :results output org :exports results
  cat <<EOF
  | 1.0000 | 22.000 |
  | 333.00 | 4444.0 |

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Eric Schulte

      parent reply	other threads:[~2012-07-15 14:12 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-07-14 12:35 preserve trailing zeros in table output from shell script Joseph A. Cua
2012-07-15  9:16 ` suvayu ali
2012-07-15 14:08 ` Eric Schulte [this message]

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