This function has not been fully integrated into the long-term Wolfram Language, and is subject to change.


is an option for selections that specifies the maximum number of digits used for displaying a machine-precision number.


  • Machine-precision numbers are typically generated by numeric evaluations in the kernel and are indicated by a ` at the end.
  • With the default setting PrintPrecision->6, only the six most significant digits of a number are displayed in a notebook, even though the value of the number may be stored in memory to much higher precision.
  • The setting for PrintPrecision is only used when NumberMarks->False.

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Introduced in 1996