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24 Aug 2005 (Updated )

Flexible number formatting using java.

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Here is a simple example how to use java.text to format numbers using similar syntax to Excel's. # for a number or space, 0 for a number or zero, etc...

I found this useful for plots. I wanted the ability to have tic labels formatted with commas. Rather then writing my own, I use the ability to call java from matlab.


ans =

To utilize with plotting:


This works as is for my needs, but I welcome any suggestions for improvement.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.0.4 (R14SP2)
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12 Mar 2014 Kenny

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nice work

03 Mar 2014 Meng

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24 May 2012 K E

K E (view profile)

Simple but useful, for example to implement a thousands comma separator.

04 Apr 2007 Stephen Lienhard

Here are some examples of the syntax:

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09 Oct 2006 A User

Works just fine for me.

06 Oct 2006 Matlab User

does not solve the problem...

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