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Re: Avoid printing leading zero

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  • Subject: [mg100772] Re: Avoid printing leading zero
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 06:05:04 -0400 (EDT)

On 6/11/09 at 9:47 PM, lorenzana.jose at gmail.com (Jos=C3=A9 Lorenzana)
wrote:

>How do you avoid printing the leading zero in -0.03? I need to
>construct the string "-.03" .

>Something like this does not work:
>ToString at NumberForm[-0.3, {0, 2}]

Since you want a string result, it seems the most straight
forward way of doing this would be

In[13]:= StringReplace[ToString[-.03], "0." -> "."]

Out[13]= -.03



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