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Re: PaddedForm bug?

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  • Subject: [mg47912] Re: PaddedForm bug?
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 19:26:51 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 4/29/04 at 7:39 PM, klk206 at (Konstantin L Kouptsov)

>>Try... Table[PaddedForm[t, {3, 2}], {t, 0, 1, 0.05}]

>Even though the proposed example, PaddedForm[t, {3, 2}], works, it
>makes no sense to me. In PaddedForm[expr,{n,f}], what is n?

Did you read information in the Help Browser for PaddedForm? Did you try different values of n to see what happens?

n is the number of spaces to print the expression in

Compare the output of PaddedForm[3,{3,2}] to the output of PaddedForm[3,{20,2}]

Does this make it clear what n is?
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