# Dos arithmetic

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NM - Feb 24, 2010 at 08:03 AM
auvixa - Aug 10, 2010 at 03:52 AM
Hello,

Is there a way to round() in dos batch scripts?

thx,
NM
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I was Googling and couldn't resist. A simple for loop would do the job.

(As for getting fractional numbers with DOS, it's possible if you multiply both sides of your equation by ten to the Nth power, then move a decimal in from the right side by N. This would have to be compensated for throughout, as any DOS operations on a fractional number are always rounded down (floor) and "fail". At least it helps when dividing in modular arithmetic.)

set num=10.5
for /f "delims=. tokens=1,2" %%a in ("%num%") do (
set num=%%a
set frac=%%b
)
if %frac:~0,1% GEQ 5 set /a num+=1
echo %num%
rizvisa1 Posts 4478 Registration date Thursday January 28, 2010 Status Contributor Last seen May 5, 2022 766
Feb 24, 2010 at 08:50 AM
In DOS there is no round function. It works on purely integer concepts. So play with decimal you would have to get very creative. Have you looked into possibility of using VB Scripting or even a combo of VB scripting and DOS
vbscript was indeed the way to go on this. thank you.

NM