ScientificForm[], formating question

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg112840] ScientificForm[], formating question*From*: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Sun, 3 Oct 2010 03:37:26 -0400 (EDT)

Mathematica experts: I can't get ScientificForm[] to always show 4 digits to the right of the decimal point. Example: n = 0.087540; m = 0.087549; ScientificForm[Column[{n, m}], 5, NumberFormat -> (Row[{#1, "E", #3}] &)] This prints like this: 8.754E-2 8.7549E-2 Which is correct, but I want it to display as 8.7540E-2 8.7549E-2 So that all numbers in the table has the same number of digits. so 'nicer' to look at. The problem in this example, n has a zero at the last position, and so is not shown (correctly), but I want 4 digits there. I looked at all the options for ScientificForm and do not see how to do it. thanks --Nasser