DigitBlock

DigitBlock
is an option for NumberForm and related functions that specifies the maximum length of blocks of digits between breaks.

DetailsDetails

  • The default setting is DigitBlock->Infinity, which specifies that no breaks should be inserted.
  • DigitBlock->n inserts a break every n digits. »
  • DigitBlock->{nleft,nright} inserts a break every nleft digits to the left of the decimal point, and every nright digits to the right of the decimal point. »
  • The setting for NumberSeparator determines what string should be used at each break. »
  • DigitBlock can also be used to specify what to assume for interpretation of numbers with Interpreter["Number",].

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Basic Examples  (3)Basic Examples  (3)

Separate integer digits in blocks of 3:

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Separate real digits in blocks of 2:

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Use threedigit blocks on the left of the decimal and twodigit blocks on the right:

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Introduced in 1988
(1.0)
| Updated in 2014
(10.0)