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Re: [ferret_users] format of numeric labels: 2.0 x 10^5 and xfor/yfor ?

Hi Ansley,

Thank you for your message.

| It seems that (E8.0) is not a valid Fortran format description.
You must be right!  Although I'm not 100% sure that E8.0 is illegal
according the F77 standard, I can see that E8.0 doesn't make sense: If
such a thing were allowed, we'd end up with an output of "0.E5" from
any numbers like 0.1e5, 0.2e5, 0.3e5, . . .

| Ferret passes the format on to the Fortran WRITE statement [. . .]
So, does that mean that if Ferret obtains a character string like
"0.1E+05" from the WRITE, it converts it to "0.1x10^5" ?

Also, I guess the default format is 1PG8.1 or something like that
because we get labels like "2.0x10^5" by default (when the values are


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