I want the result of 1200000000*0.001 to be 1200000.

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But Mathematica's output is in the form of scientific counting.

How can I make numbers larger than 1.*10^-8 and smaller than 1.* 10^9 output by scientific counting every time in Mathematica?

For example, for the number 1.231456785*10^6, I want the output to be 1231456.785 every time. It's better to save the settings to the configuration file.


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Many ways to do this. You could always do

   $PrePrint = AccountingForm;

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Or, if you can change the number of digits

   $PrePrint = AccountingForm[#, 30] &;

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Look up also number formating.


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  • $\begingroup$ For this number, the result of this code does not meet the requirements. [email protected]*10^6 $\endgroup$ Apr 9, 2020 at 5:42
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    $\begingroup$ Check carefully the precedence of the operations Mathematica applies in evaluating [email protected]*10^6. It's not clear whether the failure to meet requirements you identify is genuine, or a misunderstanding. $\endgroup$ Apr 9, 2020 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much for your help. I can use the following settings to meet the needs, but after shutting down and restarting MMA, this setting will not work. How can I save it to the configuration file for permanent effect. $PrePrint = ScientificForm[If[10^-5 < # < 10^6, #, N[#]], 15, ExponentFunction -> (If[-6 < # < 6, Null, #] &), DigitBlock -> 4, NumberSeparator -> " "] &; $\endgroup$ Apr 10, 2020 at 1:32

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