# 2.3: Numeric Display Formats

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Format Displays

format short

Four decimal digits (default).

format long

16 decimal digits.

format short e

Five digits plus exponent.

format long e

16 digits plus exponents.

format bank

Two decimal digits.

format +

Positive, negative, or zero.

format rat

Rational approximation.

format compact

Suppresses some line feeds.

format loose

Resets to less compact display mode.

2.3: Numeric Display Formats is shared under a CC BY 1.3 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Brian Vick, Virginia Tech.