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Re: precision of numbers

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg54100] Re: [mg54056] precision of numbers
  • From: "Igor C. Antonio" <igora at wolfram.com>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 02:47:25 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
  • References: <200502091427.JAA02731@smc.vnet.net>
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fartous at mail15.com wrote:
> in the product:
> 15525600000*445.25*24
> the output is:
> 1.65907*(10^14)
> also when we use:
> N[15525600000*445.25*24, 15]
> the output is 1.65907*(10^14)
> but i want the precise number:
> 165906561600000
> what could i do
> jack

Jack,

Use the option ExponentFunction and set it to (Null &).

In[1]:= NumberForm[15525600000*445.25*24, ExponentFunction -> (Null &)]

Out[1]//NumberForm= 165906561600000.


Igor C. Antonio
Wolfram Research, Inc.
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