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Re: Leading Zeros?

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  • Subject: [mg54340] Re: Leading Zeros?
  • From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2005 02:31:40 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Uni Leipzig
  • References: <cv2dmf$2ef$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


why do you give only three leading zeros ? There are a infinite number
of leading zeros and you should type all, if you wish to have it.
When you have entered the infinite number of leading zeros, there
will be a Mathematica version that can deal with it.


"AES" <siegman at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag 
news:cv2dmf$2ef$1 at
>A quick test seems to show that if I enter as an input line
>   y = {001,002,003}; Print[y//FullForm];
> the output is List[1,2,3].
> Are the leading zeros gone forever?  Does Mathematica have an official
> policy on capturing or storing leading zeros?

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