Formatting Numbers in Output

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg9093] Formatting Numbers in Output*From*: "Russell A. Chipman" <chipmanr at email.uah.edu>*Date*: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 23:33:09 -0400*Organization*: The University of Alabama in Huntsville*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

How can I round numbers to a specified number of digits? I want to cut and paste the numbers into other programs or write them to files with 5 digits after the decimal. Among my many attempts, I tried NumberForm[number,5]. It formats the output to show 5 digits but it just places a wrapper around the number. When I cut and pastes, numbers transfer as as 18 digits in Windows or when viewed with FullForm. Similarly .00001 Round[10000 number] yields an 18 digit number. Any good ideas? Thank you. Russell Chipman