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Re: ScientificForm with NotebookWrite

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  • Subject: [mg20503] Re: [mg20447] ScientificForm with NotebookWrite
  • From: "Tom De Vries" <tdevries at>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 02:05:01 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Hello Steve,

I do quite a bit of this kind of sending info to notebooks, so the following
works for me, but it is only a "trial and error" solution, I too am a little
puzzled why certain box forms produce certain results.



    "This is a test:  ",
    Cell[ToBoxes[fred, TraditionalForm]]
   }], "Text"]];

Hope that helps a bit,

Tom De Vries

>From: com3 at *NOSPAM* (Steve)
>To: mathgroup at
>Subject: [mg20503] [mg20447] ScientificForm with NotebookWrite
>Date: Mon, Oct 25, 1999, 10:33 PM

>I'm a newbie flying by the seat of my pants and can't figure out how
>to get a value to be displayed in scientific notation that is being
>written to a notebook using Mathematica 3.0.
>I am "piping" selected results to a summary notebook by way of the
>following commands.
>These commands work fine and place the value of sse (and other values
>and grapics) where I need them.
>The problem is that sse gets written as a 16 decimal placed value and
>I need scientific notation.
>I tried
>without much luck; I get a box form error.
>What's particularly baffling here to me is that ScientificForm[expr]
>works fine if I don't pipe it to the summary notebook.
>Can someone help me with this syntax ?
>Thanks in advance.
>For any e-mail responses, please remove *NOSPAM* from my address.

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