EDIT: nm, i realized that the most appropriate thing is to just round each percentage.

I have a side question here. I hope it is ok to ask here as it is not really an Xpression software question, but more of an Elections show and general algorithm/logic question. I could ask this on Stackoverflow, but they are jerks. Haha! I'm curious what is the best practice here with calculating percentages. In my case, the state's data will give us the vote count of each candidate. It is up to me to figure out percentages. Now, I image that rounding to some very small decimal point then truncating to the percentage point will be the most accurate, but it seems in my mind that no matter what I choose, rounding or truncating or any combination of both, it could leave results that don't add up to 100%. Am I right to assume this? Right now, I'm pursuing this solution that rounds to a small decimal point and then truncates for the percentage for the results for all the candidates but the last candidate/write-in. The final candidate/write-in I just add up the other percentages and subtract that from 100, so it adds up to 100% every time. I get that I'm probably being overly meticulous about this, but I take my responsibility here to give the public accurate results quite seriously. If anybody has any advice, I'd appreciate it.

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Roger Heyward

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Original Message:

Sent: 08-08-2022 04:26

From: Simon Redmile

Subject: Display Data into a percentage

You can multiple the number and then use a round or trunc block to remove the numbers after the decimal.

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Simon Redmile

Senior Graphic Programmer & Designer

Ross Video

Bristol United Kingdom

Original Message:

Sent: 08-07-2022 17:55

From: Garrett Hall

Subject: Display Data into a percentage

You can either use visual logic or you can use a script. In visual logic you would just take your data block and then use a multiply block and do *100. In the same way you could write a script that would get your text and make it into a number and then multiply that by 100 as well, and then save it out to a new text box.

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Garrett Hall

Overtime Elite

Original Message:

Sent: 08-05-2022 22:45

From: Tina Ludewig

Subject: Display Data into a percentage

Setting up Election graphics to display vote percentage from an excel spread sheet. Xpression is showing the voters percent column as decimals. Is there a way in visual logic to display nice whole percentage numbers?

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Tina Ludewig

Graphic Artist

KITV4 Island Television

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