# DAT to CHOP sort not enough decimals

Hey everyone, i’m sure there is something really stupid I haven’t seen but my problem remains !

I convert Latitude/Longitude dat from a “Table DAT” to a “DAT to CHOP” but this last one cut me half of the decimals… so exactly the informations that I need…

Someone knows how to manage that ?

Check the output, first row is, and first column is parameters and make sure they’re set properly. Also depends on how you’re converting them, i.e. a channel per row, per cell, etc

I tried every parameters I found…
And actually, just if I manually insert numbers in a table then I do a Chop to, it cuts a part…

One thing to keep in mind, the CHOP is rounding the number in the display.
To see the full precision, activate the CHOP viewer, right click and turn on ‘Show Exact Values’.

Secondly the CHOP can only hold single-precision floating numbers so the number of decimal points may be smaller than your original data.

Maybe you’ll be able to manipulate the strings in python which use double precision?

I work in a very nice cooperative of bikers, and I would to recreate a journey type of all the different deliverys…
I don’t know a lot abour python

So I have these GPX coordinates,
I want to recreates all the travels on the map of Bruxelles.
And then synchronize every travels on a clock.

Recreate a travel with the GPX coords is ok (with your help)
Now I want to maps it on Bruxelles and keep the North/Soutyh/East/West of all coordinates.

So the application is to move a point (geo) on x and y.

Hard to say without looking at the toe file, but I would suggest keeping it in the original format as long as possible, and doing any manipulation with Evaluate DATs, to keep everything in python.

If you do have to convert to CHOPs / floats, try to first convert the data into another coordinate system that breaks it down into smaller subcomponents ( lat/min/sec for example).

Cheers