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Re: printing floats/integer
Sean Heukels wrote:
> What if I dont know that the float will
> be 8 in length and has 6 decimals ??
You, as the user of the number, have to specify something about what you want for the
output format. E.g. maximum length, how many decimal places, etc. IDL, and computers in
general, have absolutely no intelligence - that's where the user comes in. :o) If you
don't know what the size of the number will be, use exponential format.
> How can we put this in a subroutine, that handles
> a variable (e.g. PRO FORMAT, var1) and returns
> the right way to print ??
You haven't defined what "right" is in a way a program can understand it.
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