Hi Daniel,

The upcoming NoteTab 7.01 will use scientific notation for very large

numbers. However, as Don explained, integers cannot exceed this range:

-9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807

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Regards,

Eric Fookes

http://www.fookes.com/
On 29/07/2012 11:49, Daniel Prince wrote:

> To: notetab@yahoogroups.com

> Subject: Number format for math expressions

> From: Daniel Prince <neutrino1200@...>

> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 02:27:29 -0700

>

> If I use the Calculate Expression function in NoteTab Standard 4.95

> or NoteTab Light 6.2 to raise two to the 119th power, I get this

> answer: 664613997892457936000000000000000000.

>

> I would VERY much prefer to get this answer: 6.646E+0035. I think

> that all answers that are over 100,000,000 should be in scientific

> notation.

>

> If I use the Calculate Expression function in NoteTab to raise two

> to the 120th power, I get this answer: 1.3E+0036. This answer has

> only two significant digits. I would like to have four significant

> digits.

>

> Is there a Calculate Expression function in NoteTab to convert

> numbers into scientific notation?

>

> I also think that all numbers greater than 10,000 should have commas

> in them for users in the US. (I think that in Europe they use

> periods instead of commas for this. Programs can tell which to use

> by looking at Windows settings.)

>

> If a new version has these improvements, I will definitely upgrade

> to the latest Pro version.