Re: Re: From PaddedForm to numbers?

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• Subject: [mg80574] Re: [mg80499] Re: From PaddedForm to numbers?
• From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at lanl.gov>
• Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2007 03:10:00 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: LANL
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```David Bailey and Jens-Peer Kuska both gave me good answers. Thanks to them!

My question was prompted out of a wish to save myself from reinventing the
wheel. The "LinTicks" function produces nice ticks for plots, and I've dug
into it before to make my own definitions, but I wanted to avoid that in this
case. The answers given allow me to manipulate the values returned by
LinTicks. I'll summarize them below.

On Thursday 23 August 2007 04:23:05 David Bailey wrote:
> If you really need to re-activate PaddedForm structures - rather than
> just avoid them, you could use:
>

On Thursday 23 August 2007 04:26:15 Jean-Marc Gulliet wrote:

>  you can use *First* to extract the original
> number. (Use FullForm[y] to see the structure of y.) For instance,
>
> In[1]:= y = PaddedForm[1.23456, {3, 4}]
>
> TagBox[
> InterpretationBox["\<\" 1.2300\"\>",
> 1.23456,
> AutoDelete->True],
>
> In[2]:= % + 1000 == y + 1000
>
> Out[2]= 1001.23 == 1000 + \!\(\*
> TagBox[
> InterpretationBox["\<\" 1.2300\"\>",
> 1.23456,
> AutoDelete->True],
>
> In[3]:= %% + 1000 == First @ y + 1000
>
> Out[3]= True

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