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ID 114🔗
Date: 2016-08-27 05:10:02
Status Open
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Category datatool
Version 2.27
Summary fp and pgfmath

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In the MWE file provided, when using the option math=fp everything is fine, but when using math=pfgmath in the log file, it appears
´ ABD: EveryShipout initializing macros
./file.tex:10: Dimension too large.
<to be read again> 
l.10 ...olumn{scores}{Assignment 1}{\averagescore}
I can't work with sizes bigger than about 19 feet.
Continue and I'll use the largest value I can.
And if I also uncomment the next line (\DTLsdforkeys{scores}{Assignment 1}{\stdev}) it will appear one "2" in the output file.


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\DTLloaddb{scores}{sample-student-records.csv} % this data file may be found in


\DTLmeanforcolumn{scores}{Assignment 1}{\averagescore}% 
%\DTLsdforkeys{scores}{Assignment 1}{\stdev}

left & right



This is a limitation of the pgfmath library not a bug in datatool, so unfortunately there's nothing I can do about it (other than add a note in the manual that there are different drawbacks to the available libraries).



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