# Golang : Round float to precision example

Tags : golang float round-precision round-up round-down decimal-points

Just an add on for my previous tutorial on how to round up or down a float number. For this short tutorial, we will learn how to round float numbers to certain precision.

Instead of using

```
fmt.Printf("%0.2f \n", f)
fmt.Printf("%0.2f \n", Round(f)) // round half
fmt.Printf("%0.2f \n", RoundUp(f, 2)) // change 2 to 5 will have no effect
fmt.Printf("%0.2f \n", RoundDown(f, 3)) // change 3 to 4 will have no effect
```

which will output the precision up to 2 decimal point no matter how you instruct the Round, RoundUp and RoundDown functions.

This is because of `fmt.Printf(%0.2\n)`

will always overrule the final display format.

To fix this problem or to display the precision properly, you will have to use `fmt.Println()`

instead.

```
var f float64 = 123.123456
fmt.Printf("%0.2f \n", f)
fmt.Println(Round(f)) // round half
fmt.Println(RoundUp(f, 4)) // up to precision 4
fmt.Println(RoundDown(f, 4)) // up to precision 4
```

Output :

123.12

123

123.1235

123.1234

Here's the full code :

```
package main
import (
"fmt"
"math"
)
func Round(input float64) float64 {
if input < 0 {
return math.Ceil(input - 0.5)
}
return math.Floor(input + 0.5)
}
func RoundUp(input float64, places int) (newVal float64) {
var round float64
pow := math.Pow(10, float64(places))
digit := pow * input
round = math.Ceil(digit)
newVal = round / pow
return
}
func RoundDown(input float64, places int) (newVal float64) {
var round float64
pow := math.Pow(10, float64(places))
digit := pow * input
round = math.Floor(digit)
newVal = round / pow
return
}
func main() {
var f float64 = 123.123456
fmt.Printf("%0.2f \n", f)
fmt.Println(Round(f)) // round half
fmt.Println(RoundUp(f, 4))
fmt.Println(RoundDown(f, 4))
}
```

Reference :

Tags : golang float round-precision round-up round-down decimal-points

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