Scientific Notation in C# RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I wrote this program. Can we write scientific notation in C# without String.Format?

    Thanks in advance

    using System;
    using System.Collections.Generic;
    using System.Text;
    namespace CSharp
        class Class1
            public static void Main()
                decimal num = Convert.ToDecimal(Console.ReadLine());
                string s = string.Format("{0:E2}",num) ;

    Sunday, November 3, 2019 6:17 PM

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  • Try s = num.ToString( "E2" ).

    Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:50 PM
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    Friday, November 22, 2019 10:04 AM
  • Assuming that the number is an integer...

    This ought to work, but I haven't tested it.

    public string SciNote(int value)
                int numberToConvert = value;
                string numerals = numberToConvert.ToString();
                return numerals.Substring(0, 1) + "." + numerals.Substring(1) + "10^" + numerals.Length.ToString();

    If it isn't an integer, especially if it is less than 1, it would get much trickier.

    Why not use String.Format? That's easier. 


    Ethan Strauss

    Friday, November 22, 2019 8:34 PM