AccountingForm

AccountingForm[expr]

prints with all numbers in expr given in standard accounting notation.

AccountingForm[expr,n]

prints with numbers given to ndigit precision.

Details and Options

Examples

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Basic Examples  (1)

In accounting form, negative numbers and scientific notation are not used:

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)

DigitBlock  (2)

A default integer:

Digits separated in blocks of length 3:

Use fivedigit blocks with spaces as separators:

ExponentFunction  (1)

Compute approximate powers of :

Use exponents that are multiples of 3:

Include exponents for powers greater than 10:

NumberFormat  (1)

Display three numbers in accounting form:

Display the numbers in a Fortranlike form:

NumberMultiplier  (1)

Use the default multiplier:

Use an asterisk (*) instead:

NumberPadding  (1)

The default does not pad on the left or right:

Pad with spaces on the left:

NumberPoint  (1)

The default is a period:

Display with a comma (,) instead:

NumberSeparator  (1)

The default separator is a comma (,):

Use spaces instead:

NumberSigns  (1)

The default uses parentheses for negative numbers:

Use negative and positive signs instead:

Use words instead of symbols:

SignPadding  (1)

The default pads before signs:

Pad between signs and numbers instead:

Pad with spaces before the left sign and with zeros between the number and the right sign:

Properties & Relations  (4)

AccountingForm does not have exponents:

NumberForm and PaddedForm have exponents for powers greater than 5:

ScientificForm has a single digit to the left of the decimal:

EngineeringForm uses exponents that are multiples of 3:

Affect the display of numbers in TableForm or MatrixForm:

The typeset form of AccountingForm[expr] is interpreted the same as expr when used in input:

Copy the output and paste it into an input cell. The (2) is interpreted as -2:

When an input evaluates to AccountingForm[expr], AccountingForm does not appear in the output:

Out is assigned the value 1.`*^7, not AccountingForm[10.^7]:

Possible Issues  (2)

Placeholder zeros may be needed if the requested precision is small:

Even when an output omits AccountingForm from the top level, it is not stripped from subexpressions:

The output does not have AccountingForm in it:

However, the variable e does have AccountingForm in it, which may affect subsequent evaluations:

The product is not evaluated due to the intervening AccountingForm:

Assign variables first and then apply AccountingForm to the result to maintain computability:

Wolfram Research (1991), AccountingForm, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AccountingForm.html (updated 2017).

Text

Wolfram Research (1991), AccountingForm, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AccountingForm.html (updated 2017).

BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2021_accountingform, author="Wolfram Research", title="{AccountingForm}", year="2017", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AccountingForm.html}", note=[Accessed: 22-September-2021 ]}

BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2021_accountingform, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={AccountingForm}, year={2017}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AccountingForm.html}, note=[Accessed: 22-September-2021 ]}

CMS

Wolfram Language. 1991. "AccountingForm." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2017. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AccountingForm.html.

APA

Wolfram Language. (1991). AccountingForm. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/AccountingForm.html