I have an output and I would like to copy and paste it into another .nb file.

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When I copy paste using Ctrl+c and Ctrl+v. I get

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When I copy paste using Ctrl+Shift+c and Ctrl+v. I get

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Or When I use NumberForm I get this. I would like to plot the function after I copied it and pasted it.

enter image description here Question is: Is there a way keep the format (rational form like second image) and keep the number format like the third image when I copy paste the formula.

Here is the function,

133.59 + (582.132 i2^1.35153)/(0.428001 + i2^1.35153) + (
 6603.52 i1^0.992746 i2^1.35153)/((0.0109047 + 
    i1^0.992746) (0.428001 + i2^1.35153))

133.58951900651672` + (582.1322741801231` i2^1.3515291336147885`)/(
 0.4280007641806738` + i2^1.3515291336147885`) + (
 6603.519187497128` i1^0.9927463133595625` \
i2^1.3515291336147885`)/((0.010904677243932988` + 
    i1^0.9927463133595625`) (0.4280007641806738` + 
  • $\begingroup$ When I entered your equation, I got the same results as your first pasting. Can it be that the default numbering displays are different? edit->preferences->formatting->number of digits displayed $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 17:10
  • $\begingroup$ I think its important to think about why you want this. There is a good reason for Mathematica to keep all of those digits. $\endgroup$
    – chuy
    Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ Of course it is important to keep all digits, but I am not working on a space project and plotting function in first image and function in second image are identical. New notebook looks busy when I keep all digits. $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 17:50

2 Answers 2


What you are seeing is the effect of the option NumberMarks, which is set to True in "Input" cells and "False" in "Output" cells. If you wish to disable it in a particular "Input" cell to match an "Output" cell, do the following (there are many other ways of doing this)

  1. Select the cell
  2. Open the Option Inspector (Shift+Cntrl/Cmd+O, depending on your platform)
  3. Search for NumberMarks
  4. Uncheck the box.

Consider using one of the "Form" functions such as StandardForm or NumberForm

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