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  • Number represents an exact integer or an approximate real number in Read.
  • An integer is returned if no explicit decimal point is present.
  • Approximate real numbers can be given in C or Fortran forms, such as 2.4E5 or -3.4e-4.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 1.11.3Section 2.11.7.
  • See also: Real, DigitQ.