scientific mode for powers

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg43947] scientific mode for powers*From*: "Bernhard Hidding" <hidding at uni-duesseldorf.de>*Date*: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 04:59:23 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, I am new to mathematica. I use it to convert 7th order polynomials to 5th order polynomials. I plot them with gnuplot afterwards. Doing so, it is quite time-consuming to change the syntax. As far as I got it, mathematica just does not understand if numbers are given in scientific mode you know from Fortran or C. So, for each and every number, I have to change e.g. -8.670077820E-06 into -8.670077820*10^-06 and back again. (Additionally, gnuplot doesn't understand 10^-06 but needs 10**-06) Does anyone know how to convert from scientific mode to "10^xx"-notation automatically? Thanks in advance, Bernhard Hidding