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SignPadding

  • SignPadding is an option for NumberForm and related functions which specifies whether padding should be inserted after signs.
  • SignPadding -> True specifies that any padding that is needed should be inserted between the sign and the digits in a number.
  • SignPadding -> False specifies that the padding should be inserted before the sign.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.8.7.
  • See also: NumberPadding.

    Further Examples

    The next two commands print each number with room for a total of 7 digits, and with 4 digits to the right of the decimal point.

    In[1]:=

    Out[1]//PaddedForm=

    Setting the option SignPadding -> True inserts leading spaces after the minus sign.

    In[2]:=

    Out[2]//PaddedForm=