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From Andrea Pescetti <pesce...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [DOCUMENTATION]Wrong use of scientific notation
Date Sat, 03 Nov 2012 16:47:51 GMT
RGB ES wrote:
> On the help files, you find numbers written like
> 1.79769313486232 x 10E308
>
> This is wrong: it should be either
> 1.79769313486232 x 10^308
> or
> 1.79769313486232E308
> what do you think?

Yes, it's wrong and your first proposal is correct and more readable 
than the second one. Then I wonder how many times we have these kind of 
numbers in our documentation... and probably when they do appear we are 
more interested in their order of magnitude than in their actual value.

Regards,
   Andrea.

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