Re: Updating NumberPadding?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg84388] Re: Updating NumberPadding?*From*: "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net>*Date*: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 03:17:46 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200712180017.TAA06282@smc.vnet.net> <fk7si4$rl8$1@smc.vnet.net> <fkao5l$dp7$1@smc.vnet.net> <fkcte4$1sf$1@smc.vnet.net>

But suppose one has a single number that is displayed dynamically and one doesn't want it to jump around with successive displays in time? That is the situation I have. -- David Park djmpark at comcast.net http://home.comcast.net/~djmpark/ "Albert Retey" <awnl at arcor.net> wrote in message news:fkcte4$1sf$1 at smc.vnet.net... > Kevin J. McCann wrote: >> Carl, >> >> If you raise Pi to zero or a negative power of ten, your last form below >> does not work correctly, i.e. N[Pi]10^-1 produces 0.31x10. >> >> I agree with David that it would be REALLY nice if WRI made it easier >> for us to produce nice columnar data. I know it is not easy, as the >> examples below show. I know from my FORTRAN days that a lot of CPU >> cycles were used on formatted input and output. Still, it would be nice. > > Isn't this better addressed with using Grid and an explicit setting for > Alignment? The following gives me something that looks good enough for me: > > Style[ > Grid[{ > {NumberForm[1000*N@Pi, {5, 2}]}, > {NumberForm[N@Pi, {5, 2}]}, > {NumberForm[N[Pi] 10^-1, {5, 2}]} > }, > Alignment -> {"."} > ], > FontFamily -> "Helvetica" > ] > > albert >

**References**:**Updating NumberPadding?***From:*"David Park" <djmpark@comcast.net>