C SYNOPSIS#include <pcp/pmapi.h>
const char *pmNumberStr(double value)
cc ... -lpcp
DESCRIPTIONpmNumberStr returns the address of a static 8-byte buffer that holds a null-byte terminated representation of value suitable for output with fixed width fields.
The value is scaled using multipliers in powers of ``one thousand'' (the decimal ``kilo'') and has a bias that provides greater precision for positive numbers as opposed to negative numbers.
The format depends on the sign and magnitude of value as follows (d represents a decimal digit):
At the boundary points of the ranges, the chosen format will retain the maximum number of significant digits.