06-16-2016, 06:09 PM
Post: #300
 Claudio L. Senior Member Posts: 1,702 Joined: Dec 2013
(06-16-2016 01:38 PM)emece67 Wrote:  I think that such "preferred exponent" is not needed, in fact it can be counter-intuitive. Nobody expects to get capacitance values in kF, MF or whatever prefix greater than 1 (or even m) you select but, on the other side, few people want to see resistance values in n$$\Omega$$ or p$$\Omega$$. I think that the system choosing the "right" exponent (in such a way that, at the left of the dot/comma, there are 1, 2 or 3 significant digits) is the right way. I think there's an Android calculator (HiPER Scientific Calculator? not sure, I no longer have and android phone, in fact I no longer have a mobile phone at all) that supports this mode.