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From Luc Maisonobe <Luc.Maison...@free.fr>
Subject Re: [Math] Default number format
Date Fri, 08 Jul 2011 12:30:50 GMT
Le 08/07/2011 13:06, Gilles Sadowski a écrit :
> Hi Luc.
>
> Reminded of this issue by your last post: I think that the default format
> should be the scientific notation. Currently, only 2 digits are printed
> after the decimal point which entails the loss of all information when the
> number is "close" to zero.
> I remember absurd messsages such as (recalling from memory, not an exact
> copy/paste):
>     Root not bracketted in [2 3]. Function values: [0 0].

You are right. This has also bothered me several times.

+1 to change our default format to scientific and about 6 significant 
digits.

Luc

>
> Best,
> Gilles
>
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