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EngineeringForm

EngineeringForm[expr]
prints with all real numbers in expr given in engineering notation.
EngineeringForm
prints with numbers given to n-digit precision.
  • In "engineering notation" the exponent is always arranged to be a multiple of 3.
  • The following options can be given:
DigitBlockInfinitynumber of digits between breaks
ExponentFunctionAutomaticfunction to apply to exponents
ExponentStep3steps by which exponents can increase
NumberFormatAutomaticfunction 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
SignPaddingFalsewhether to insert padding after the sign
  • EngineeringForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
Different numbers in the engineering notation:
Using 3 digits of precision:
Different numbers in the engineering notation:
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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:
Use 4 precise digits:
A default integer:
Digits separated in blocks of length 3:
Use 5-digit blocks with spaces as separators:
Compute approximate powers of :
Restrict exponents to multiples of 3:
Include exponents only for powers greater than 10:
Default formatting to 10 digits:
Restrict exponent to multiples of 6:
Display numbers in a Fortran-like form:
Display only the mantissas:
Display only the exponents after converting to scientific 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 (,):
Use spaces instead:
The default includes negative signs but not positive signs:
Include positive signs as well:
Use words instead of symbols:
The default pads before signs:
Pad between signs and numbers instead:
EngineeringForm uses exponents that are multiples of 3 by default:
NumberForm and PaddedForm include exponents higher than 5 by default:
ScientificForm has one digit to the left of the decimal:
AccountingForm does not have exponents:
Convert a number to base 2:
Represent the number in base 2:
Reconstruct the base 10 number:
Affect the display of numbers in MatrixForm or TableForm:
Placeholder zeros may be needed if the requested precision is small:
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