Engineering numerical format PEP discussion

Grant Edwards invalid at invalid.invalid
Mon Apr 26 10:15:40 EDT 2010

On 2010-04-26, Keith <keith.brafford at> wrote:

> I am considering writing a PEP for the inclusion of an engineering
> format specifier, and would appreciate input from others.

I very regularly do something similar in various apps, though I often
want to specify the exponent (e.g. I always want to print a given
value in "mega" scaling even if that ends up as 0.090e3 or 1000.010e3.

So I would suggest adding an optional "exponent" value such that "%3n"
would always result in <whatever>e+03

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