[phenixbb] significant figures in reporting Rfree

Pavel Afonine pafonine at lbl.gov
Mon Jul 11 11:26:01 PDT 2011

Hi Jenn,

> Hi.  I am wondering what is the common practice with respect to how 
> many significant figures should be used for reporting Rfree at 
> different resolution?   Should we always use all 4 figures that are 
> reported by the program?

example: 23.11% or 0.2311. I am not aware of this being a function of 
data quality (resolution or completeness, for example).


P.S.: In general, programs (should) report values the way you can use 
them right away without doing any extra work converting them to 
something else.

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