short cut of floating point values

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    short cut of floating point values

    Hi need to know that if I have the following code:
    float j;
    j=.000004
    instead of writing .000004 is there a short cut like Fortran 1.0e-6?

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    Have you tried it? If you had you'd find that 1.0e-6 worked just like you have it.

    Code:
    itsme@itsme:~/C$ cat scientific.c
    #include <stdio.h>
    
    int main(void)
    {
      float f = 4e-6;
    
      printf("%f\n", f);
    
      return 0;
    }
    Code:
    itsme@itsme:~/C$ gcc -Wall scientific.c -o scientific
    itsme@itsme:~/C$ ./scientific
    0.000004
    itsme@itsme:~/C$
    Last edited by itsme86; 05-12-2006 at 12:44 PM.
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