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what is 1.0e+003* in Matlab? what does * signify?

Asked by Kirti
on 7 Dec 2012
Latest activity Commented on by Stephen Cobeldick
on 31 May 2016

hi all, when i am calculating eigenvalue of 5 by 5 matrix that time i am getting 1.0e+003*, 1.050, 0.0050,0,0,0 as result. what is 1.0e+003* in Matlab? what does * signify? please clarify. Thanks in advance

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 7 Dec 2012

You may wish to give the command

format short g


format long g


Answer by Lalit Patil on 7 Dec 2012

1.0e+003 = 1000

Try in command window.. And no need to worry about this result..


on 7 Dec 2012

Thanks Lalit!!

Answer by nyanphyo aung
on 31 May 2016

When you have y = Xe-3 that's a shorter way of saying y = X * 10^-3. Since multiplication distributes and the e operator only looks for the next number by default, yes, 1e-3 * X = X * 1e-3 = X * 10^-3. Likewise for addition.


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