# How to Keep Trailing Zeros After Rounding in R (Example Code)

In this post you’ll learn how to retain zeros at the end of a number after rounding in R programming.

## Introducing Example Data

my_data <- 5.55 # Example data my_data # [1] 5.55 |

my_data <- 5.55 # Example data my_data # [1] 5.55

round(my_data, 5) # Rounding removes zeros # [1] 5.55 |

round(my_data, 5) # Rounding removes zeros # [1] 5.55

## Example: How to Keep Trailing Zeros Using the sprintf() Function

sprintf("%.5f", round(my_data, 5)) # Applying sprintf # [1] "5.55000" |

sprintf("%.5f", round(my_data, 5)) # Applying sprintf # [1] "5.55000"