Small valued numbers or scientific computing

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 22:31:11 EDT 2013


look at the format function, specifically the "%#.##E" (or e) incantation.


On Sun, Jun 23, 2013 at 8:20 PM, John <john at onechip.com> wrote:

>    It seems odd that I haven't stumbled into this before and I am sure I
> am doing something wrong, I just can't seem to find a better way around the
> issue of working with small numbers.
>
>    Suppose I want to multiply two small numbers such as: 1.23456e-41 *
> 1e-20.  Unless I am happy with a result of 0, I have to use a really odd
> numberFormat statement such as:
>
>   set the numberformat to "0.##########...############" where " …"
> represents sixty or so '#'
>
> This seems really odd.  Surely there is a better way to do this.  Can
> someone help?
>
> Thanks,
> John
>
>
>
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