Need to evaluate functions of the form y=5e+5 x1+2e-1x2, etc., were e means 10^

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg36847] Need to evaluate functions of the form y=5e+5 x1+2e-1x2, etc., were e means 10^*From*: koehlerc at execpc.com (Chuck)*Date*: Sun, 29 Sep 2002 02:55:07 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, I have an odd problem. I need to use and simplify functions that have been provided by a piece of software that insists on outputing the functional results of a data mining proceedure, using "e" when outputing numbers in scientific notation. I'm having difficultly using Replace, Hold, etc. to correctly evaluate these types of function formats. For example, y = 5e+5x1+2e-1x2, should be transcribed into 5 10^5 x1 + 0.2 x2. Thanks, Chuck