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Can anyone give me a VB.net equivalent to the below Excel Formula:
 
number = 1.234567
=ROUND(number, 4-(INT(LOG(number)+1)))
 
This example returns 1.235 to 4 sig figs.
Posted 28-Jan-13 2:49am
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov at 28-Jan-13 12:00pm
   
Why do you think you need rounding? It is almost never used. Maybe you need just the string presentation with less digits? This is a different story.
—SA

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Solution 1

 Math.Round(number, 4 - (CType(Math.Log10(number) + 1, Integer)))
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Kschuler at 28-Jan-13 14:41pm
   
Be careful with Math.Round. You may need to also specify a second parm to specify how to round when a number is half way to the next integral....See here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/as4h66hd(v=vs.90).aspx
Which states "By default, Math.Round uses MidpointRounding.ToEven. Most people are not familiar with "rounding to even" as the alternative, "rounding away from zero" is more commonly taught in school. .NET defaults to "Rounding to even" as it is statistically superior because it doesn't share the tendency of "rounding away from zero" to round up slightly more often than it rounds down (assuming the numbers being rounded tend to be positive.) "
CPallini at 28-Jan-13 15:31pm
   
I know that.
Kschuler at 28-Jan-13 15:32pm
   
:) I just meant it would be nice to warn the OP.
CPallini at 28-Jan-13 15:48pm
   
I know that. :-)

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