Re: ToString Awkwardness

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg126869] Re: ToString Awkwardness*From*: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at gmail.com>*Date*: Thu, 14 Jun 2012 05:32:58 -0400 (EDT)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201206130855.EAA03690@smc.vnet.net>

"f(x) = " <> ToString[8.71 10^-15, TraditionalForm] "f(x) = " <> ToString[TraditionalForm[8.71 10^-15]] Bob Hanlon On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 4:55 AM, Kevin J. McCann <kjm at kevinmccann.com> wrote: > 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

**References**:**ToString Awkwardness***From:*"Kevin J. McCann" <kjm@KevinMcCann.com>