ToString Awkwardness

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg126848] ToString Awkwardness*From*: "Kevin J. McCann" <kjm at KevinMcCann.com>*Date*: Wed, 13 Jun 2012 04:55:34 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

I have several plots with annotation that includes parameter values. I am using ToString inside a Text command to do this, and all is well unless the values are small so that the results are in scientific notation. When this happens, I get something like this: "f(x) = " <> ToString[8.71 10^-15] f(x) = -15 8.71 10 Which is a bit awkward looking in the plot. Upon further investigation, I looked at the FullForm of the above and got: "f(x) = -15\n8.71 10" So, I see why the output "looks funny". The exponent is treated separately from the 10. Any suggestions for nicer looking output? Thanks, Kevin

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