This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

 PaddedFormprints with all numbers in expr padded to leave room for a total of n digits. PaddedFormprints with approximate real numbers having exactly f digits to the right of the decimal point.
• By default, PaddedForm pads with spaces on the left to leave room for n digits.
• PaddedForm pads with zeros on the right in approximate real numbers.
• The length n specified in PaddedForm counts only digits, and not signs, breaks between digits, and so on.
• You can use PaddedForm to align columns of numbers.
• PaddedForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
Display the first 10 digits of a numeric approximation to :
Display a number with 3 precise digits and 4 digits to the right of the decimal:
Display the first 10 digits of a numeric approximation to :

Display a number with 3 precise digits and 4 digits to the right of the decimal:
 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:
Change the display of numbers in a vector:
A matrix:
Change the display of inexact numbers in a mixed expression:
 Options   (11)
A default integer:
Digits separated in blocks of length 3:
Use five-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 the exponents after converting to scientific form:
Use the default multiplier :
The default pads on the left:
Pad with spaces on the right:
Pad with 0s on the right:
The default is a period:
Display with a comma (,) instead:
The default separator is a comma (,):
The default includes negative signs but not positive signs:
Include positive signs as well:
 Applications   (1)
Display approximations of with increasing precision and number of decimal digits:
Align numbers on the decimal:
Display in a tabular form:
PaddedForm and NumberForm use the same mantissas and exponents by default:
ScientificForm has a single digit to the left of the decimal:
EngineeringForm uses exponents that are multiples of 3:
AccountingForm does not have exponents:
Convert a number to base 2:
Represent the number precise to 3 decimal digits in base 2:
Reconstruct the base-10 number precise to 3 digits:
Change the display of numbers in MatrixForm or TableForm:
Placeholder zeros may be needed if the requested precision is small:
By default, room is set aside for the larger of the two number signs:
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