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# AccountingForm

 AccountingForm[expr]prints with all numbers in expr given in standard accounting notation. AccountingFormprints with numbers given to n-digit precision.
• The following options can be given:
 DigitBlock Infinity number of digits between breaks ExponentFunction Automatic function to apply to exponents ExponentStep 1 steps by which exponents can increase NumberFormat Automatic function used to assemble mantissa, base, and exponent NumberMultiplier "" string to use to indicate multiplication NumberPadding {"",""} strings to use for left and right padding NumberPoint "." decimal point string NumberSeparator {","," "} string to insert at breaks between blocks NumberSigns {{"(",")"},""} strings to use for signs of negative and positive numbers SignPadding False whether to insert padding after the sign
• AccountingForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
In accounting form, negative numbers and scientific notation are not used:
In accounting form, negative numbers and scientific notation are not used:
 Out[1]//AccountingForm=
 Scope   (5)
The default display for a machine number:
Display more digits than the default:
Display fewer digits:
Format a complex number:
Format a high-precision number:
Use fewer digits:
Change the display of numbers in a vector:
A matrix:
Change the display of inexact numbers in a mixed expression:
 Options   (10)
A default integer:
Digits separated in blocks of length 3:
Use five-digit blocks with spaces as separators:
Compute approximate powers of :
Use exponents that are multiples of 3:
Include exponents for powers greater than 10:
Display three numbers in accounting form:
Display the numbers in a Fortran-like form:
Use the default multiplier:
Use an asterisk (*) instead:
The default does not pad on the left or right:
Pad with spaces on the left:
The default is a period:
Display with a comma (,) instead:
The default separator is a comma (,):