Rounding off a value in an inline R code

Hello everyone and Happy Monday.

May I ask how can I round off or set the number of decimal places of x in an inline R code if x is extracted from a table?
My inline code are as follows:

“There has been r as.character(wk42[18,3]) COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the Philippines.”

“There has been 0.100000001490116 COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the Philippines.”

I would like to set it to just one decimal place (0.1 C19 ad per 100k pop’n).
I have tried the following and all resulted to an error:

r round(as.character(wk42[18,3]), 1)
r as.character(wk42[18,3]), round( , 1)
r sprintf("%.1f", as.character(wk42[18,3])

Thank you.

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You have a few options here, you could use the round function to round wk42 as a numeric or the print function to trim the digits as a character.

See below:

x <- 1.234567

# round
round(x, digits = 1)
#> [1] 1.2

# print
print(x, digits = 2)
#> [1] 1.2

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All the best,


This is what I did and it worked:

x ← (wk42[18,3])
x1 ← round(x, digits = 1)

There has been r x1 COVID-19 admissions per 100,000 population in the Philippines.

Thank you so much.


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I am glad to hear that things worked out - can you please mark this as solved?

All the best,