Why does str2num truncate my number so early?

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When I try to convert from string to number, I lose precision?
whos test_str
Name Size Bytes Class Attributes
test_str 1x9 18 char
K>> test_str
test_str =
0.067354
K>> str2num(test_str)
ans =
0.0674

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José-Luis
José-Luis on 23 Jun 2014
format long
str2num(test_str)
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José-Luis
José-Luis on 23 Jun 2014
You could read the documentation:
doc format
Note that this only changes how the number is displayed. Its internal representation is, by default in Matlab, a double.

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Sara
Sara on 23 Jun 2014
Use
sprintf
so you can control the precision you want.
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Jairo Andrés Gutiérrez Suárez
Yep but that method is not efficient. There should be a way to use the exact number of decimals. What if I am using srt2num to find a folder with the same number I looked for?

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