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Re: Formatting numbers for output

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  • Subject: [mg51538] Re: Formatting numbers for output
  • From: "Steve Luttrell" <steve_usenet at>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 22:21:05 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <cl4tlm$8hs$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

Here is an example of what you could do:


This generates a list of 10 random numbers in the range [0,1], and the {4,2} 
in NumberForm displays them as 4 digit reals with 2 digits to the right of 
the decimal point. The key trick is to use the option 

Steve Luttrell

"Alex Gittens" <rubberduckie at> wrote in message 
news:cl4tlm$8hs$1 at
> I'm trying to construct a GridBox with entries that have 2 digits
> after the decimal. So far, the only way I've seen to get rid of the
> NumberMarks is to use
> SetPrecision[x, :inf:], but that makes all the numbers into fractions.
> Is there a better alternative?
> Thanks,
> Alex
> -- 
> The heart of mathematics consists of concrete examples and concrete 
> problems.

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