Plots and scientific notation

*To*: mathgroup at yoda.ncsa.uiuc.edu*Subject*: Plots and scientific notation*From*: uunet!idt.unit.no.Tue.May.1.07:04:07.1990!knutj*Date*: Tue, 1 May 90 16:04:59 -0500

I have a (simple ?) question : Is it possible to tell Mathematica to _automatically_ format real numbers using scientific notation ? Or more specific, to use scientific notation on all or one of the axes on 2-D and 3-D plots ? In my case I will be very happy if it is possible to use scientific notation on the z-axis of 3-D plots. It looks rather ugly with 0.0000002, 0.0000004, etc. And even worse when Mathematica (must) use a variable number of digits, e.g. 0.000015, 0.00002, 0.000025. I could use other tools but Mathematica is the only one available that let me specify a function as a numerical integral. Any suggestions ? Knut Johannessen Dept. Computer Science and Telematics Norwegian Institute of Technology N-7034 Trondheim, Norway email: knutj at idt.unit.no