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Formatting floats

I'm trying to get floats formatted in exponent notation but with the
first non-zero number to the right of the decimal instead of to the left (
e.g. '-.107E2' instead of '-1.07E1'). Is this possible using the string
formatting operations?

Kevin Smith
Jul 18 '05 #1
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Kevin Smith <Ke*********@sas.com> wrote in message news:<20********************@braeburn.themorgue.or g>...
I'm trying to get floats formatted in exponent notation but with the
first non-zero number to the right of the decimal instead of to the left (
e.g. '-.107E2' instead of '-1.07E1'). Is this possible using the string
formatting operations?

def formatFloat(x): .... mantissa, exponent = ('%e' % x).split('e')
.... mantissa = float(mantissa) / 10
.... exponent = int(exponent) + 1
.... return '%fe%d' % (mantissa, exponent)
.... formatFloat(-1.07E1)

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