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Re: PrintPrecision

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg23160] Re: PrintPrecision
  • From: Ronald Bruck <bruck at math.usc.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 03:21:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Univ of Southern California
  • References: <8djlqq$7rj@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

In article <8djlqq$7rj at smc.vnet.net>, "John Flint" <j.flint at itf.sdu.dk> 
wrote:

:When I use the Options Inspector to change the notebook 'Formatting
:Options', 'Expression Formating', 'Display Options', 'PrintPrecision' to 
:say
:3 in order to see more of a matrix in my window then som numbers come out 
:as
:expected (ex. -3.22) while others still have a lot of digits (ex.
:27.536488564494144). How can I make them all small?

I'm sick to death of the bizarre formatting rules which Mathematica 
uses.  I want a plain, simple, fixed-format, in which a "1" will print 
as a "1.0000" (NOT "1.") and a "1.39281" will print as a "1.3928" and a 
"1.31" will print as a "1.3100".  I've tried NumberForm, I've tried 
PaddedForm, I've tried writing the damned things to a file--and I cannot 
get the simple, classical, traditional "f6.4".  HOW DO I DO THIS?!

And when I print it to a file, I **don't** want to find the file filled 
with a bunch of "NumberForm[..."'s.

And as I mentioned in another post, **my** Options Inspector won't make 
any changes.

--Ron Bruck

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