Can I force R to use regular numbers instead of using the "e+10" like notation. I have
This is a bit of a grey area. You need to recall that R will always invoke a print method, and these print methods listen to some options. Including 'scipen' -- a penalty for scientific display. From
‘scipen’: integer. A penalty to be applied when deciding to print numeric values in fixed or exponential notation. Positive values bias towards fixed and negative towards scientific notation: fixed notation will be preferred unless it is more than ‘scipen’ digits wider.
R> ran2 <- c(1.810032e+09, 4) R> options("scipen"=-100, "digits"=4) R> ran2  1.81e+09 4.00e+00 R> options("scipen"=100, "digits"=4) R> ran2  1810032000 4
That said, I still find it fudgeworthy. The most dire way is to use
sprintf() with explicit width.