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comment What is an alternative way to display a very large number?
@Rahul - I think if you ask 100 people on the street what is the number 1.1e10, most of them would not know. I just asked around in my office (which is full of technical people, but not programmers...), 1 out of 4 knew what 1.1e10 is.
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comment What is an alternative way to display a very large number?
@dhmholley - the number represents money (account balance). the accuracy required is 2 decimal points, and the format is according to the users' locale (i.e. thousands separator, etc.)
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accepted What is an alternative way to display a very large number?
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comment What is an alternative way to display a very large number?
good suggestion, we'll probably go for displaying large numbers as "38,288M" instead of "38,288,455,321.00" which is the accurate amount. we'll lose accuracy (in display only), but it's much more readable. in mouse over event we can display the full amount.
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