Re: NumberForm spaces and commas in v7.0.1

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg98860] Re: NumberForm spaces and commas in v7.0.1*From*: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>*Date*: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:09:32 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <gshfup$c2g$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: read at math.uvm.edu

underante wrote: > hello, > > in Mathematica v4 and 5.2 to print long numbers separated by commas in blocks > of 3, i used to use something like this for example: > > NumberForm[N[Pi, 10], DigitBlock -> 3] > > which gave: > > 3.141,592,654 > > i.e. commas to the right of the decimal point. but in Mathematica v7.0.1 the > same statement generates number blocks separated by spaces, i.e: > > 3.141 592 654 > > i can recover the commas by using something like: > > NumberForm[N[Pi, 10], DigitBlock -> 3, NumberSeparator -> ","] > > but does anyone know if there is a quick fix to get the old style > commas back without having to change all my old programs in this way? You can set the number formatting in the Preferences. Look under Appearance, and pick the Numbers tab, then Formatting. -- Helen Read University of Vermont