Re: Updating NumberPadding?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg84411] Re: Updating NumberPadding?*From*: "Steve Luttrell" <steve at _removemefirst_luttrell.org.uk>*Date*: Fri, 21 Dec 2007 20:42:55 -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> <fkfsro$2e$1@smc.vnet.net>

Does this do the sort of thing that you want? Dynamic[NumberForm[Clock[], {5, 2}]] Stephen Luttrell West Malvern, UK "David Park" <djmpark at comcast.net> wrote in message news:fkfsro$2e$1 at 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>