PaddedForm

PaddedForm[expr,n]
prints with all numbers in expr padded to leave room for a total of n digits.

PaddedForm[expr,{n,f}]
prints with approximate real numbers having exactly f digits to the right of the decimal point.

Details and OptionsDetails and Options

  • By default, PaddedForm pads with spaces on the left to leave room for n digits.
  • PaddedForm pads with zeros on the right in approximate real numbers.
  • The length n specified in PaddedForm counts only digits, and not signs, breaks between digits, and so on.
  • PaddedForm takes the same options as NumberForm, but with some defaults different.
  • You can use PaddedForm to align columns of numbers.
  • PaddedForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.

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Basic Examples  (2)Basic Examples  (2)

Display the first 10 digits of a numeric approximation to :

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Display a number with 3 precise digits and 4 digits to the right of the decimal:

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Introduced in 1991
(2.0)