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Re: Formatting Numeric Outpuit

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  • Subject: [mg104836] Re: Formatting Numeric Outpuit
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnews at sbcglobal.net>
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 04:28:25 -0500 (EST)

On 11/10/09 at 5:57 AM, brtubb at pdmusic.org (BenT) wrote:

>Please consider these Mathematica 7 code Input lines:

>n1 = RandomReal[100, 10]

>n2 = NumberForm[n1, {3, 3}]

>Column[n2, Right]

>What I expected to get was "ignored", namely right aligned
>"arbitrary" numeric data with 3 digits to the right, and 3 digits to
>the left of the decimal point) formatted in a single column. How can
>this be achieved with any numeric list of data?

The problem with the above code is NumberForm puts a wrapper
around the list of numbers, making the head of n2 NumberForm
rather than List as Column expects. You can achieve what you
want with

Column[NumberForm[#, {3,3}]&/@n1, Right]



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