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Re: how do I display "Power[z,-1]" in an exponetial form?

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  • Subject: [mg50773] Re: how do I display "Power[z,-1]" in an exponetial form?
  • From: p-valko at tamu.edu (Peter Valko)
  • Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2004 21:39:38 -0400 (EDT)
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dumstuck at gmx.ch (dumstuck at gmx.ch) wrote in message news:<cih1i4$rb$1 at smc.vnet.net>...
> you're right, and the results satisfies me only partially.
> 
> I would rather try to "unprotect" the "Power" function and modify it: 
> It seems that the "Power" function decides to display the result in a
> fractional form if the second argument is numerical. In fact,
>   Power[z, -2 x]
>   Power[z, -Sqrt[2]]
>   Power[z, -Pi]
> are all diplayed in an exponential form, whereas
>   Power[z, -56789]
>   Power[z, -N[Sqrt[2]]]
>   Power[z, -N[Pi]]
> are all diplayed in a fractional form.
> 
> Do you know if it is possible to accés the function?

I regret I have to pass. 
(It seems to me modifying Power is a bit drastic action to solve a print issue.)
Peter


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