On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 10:30 AM, Martin Mueller <
martinmuel...@northwestern.edu> wrote:

> Thanks.  So  round(before1550/colfreq::numeric, 2)  produces the desired
> result.
> The explanations and examples of string functions in the Postgres
> documentation are a model of clarity. The explanations and examples of
> basic arithmetic operations  are not.  There is room for improvement there.
Possibly.  Patches (or even just email suggestions - though the former are
generally more apt to get applied) detailing specific improvements to make
are welcome.

The description "division (integer division truncates the result)" seems
reasonably clear - if you don't want the result truncated, and have two
integers, you have to make one of the inputs a non-integer.  Of the various
options I tend to choose numeric though others are possible.

David J.

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