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based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.
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ScientificForm

 ScientificForm[expr]prints with all real numbers in expr given in scientific notation. ScientificFormprints 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
• ScientificForm acts as a "wrapper", which affects printing, but not evaluation.
Three numbers in scientific form:
The same numbers to 3 precise digits:
Three numbers in scientific form:
 Out[1]//ScientificForm=

The same numbers to 3 precise digits:
 Out[1]//ScientificForm=
 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:
Use 4 precise digits:
 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 only the exponents:
Use the default multiplier ×:
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 (,):
The default includes negative signs but not positive signs:
Include positive signs as well: