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Re: Weird behavior of NumberForm in ver 5.1

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg55192] Re: Weird behavior of NumberForm in ver 5.1
  • From: Luis Rademacher <lrademac at hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 05:36:12 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <d15rir$9h9$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Bob Hanlon wrote:
> NumberForm[{0.073808836682`30,0.794740579742`30},5]
> 
> {0.073809,0.794740000000000000000000000000}
> 

The fact that the second element of the list _was_ modified (replacing 
many decimals with 0) means that this is not related to NumberForm not 
being listable. In fact, the documentation says that it "prints with 
approximate real _numbers_ in expr", suggesting that it works with whole 
expressions and not just an individual number. And it worked in previous 
versions. The documentation has even an example with a list as an argument.

Luis.


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