How else would you use them?
A lot of the world uses commas for our decimal point so eg one million should be written as
1 000 000 without commas to avoid confusion.
Or 1 x 10^6
That doesn't look fun for using in excel!
Surely 90% of accountants would show that one million as 1,000 in a column headed 000's?
10L or 0.1cr
Ah right I'm behind, I stand corrected.
✋I am pleased to be able to confirm that MM was house style at at least one of the archaic merchant banks I worked at in the late 90s.
If it's in text then either is fairly easy to understand and if it's in data then you can generally parse from one locale to the other pretty easily but I think 1 000 000 would be a bit annoying.
Standard notation for my LUFGUSS keyboard skillz innit
and that's markup for computers, not people.
Nope, standard form is widely used in math & sciences, and taught from mid-secondary school age.
it is Roman numerals after all
MM is 2000 in roman numerals not 1,000,000
Standard form doesn't use ^.
Or do you mean that 1 × n is as valid as n? Perhaps, but I don't see the point.
Standard form doesn't use ^
The ^ is just for us simpletons that don't know how to type superscripts
While it seems redundant for 1 x n^x cases, it makes sense to stick with the convention when using it alongside other numbers written in standard form.
Granted, this is now deviating quite some way from the original discussion where I'd say using standard form to denote a single monetary value is an odd choice.
re: Measuring standards and misalignment - blame pirates.
What's wrong with 1,2,3, lots (Pratchett, T. deceased)?
Riveting stuff guys
But like I said, you can just use e. Even nearly works in Excel, but use
(And it's ×, not x.)
you can just use e
Agree with all above saying that e is not intelligible to a non-technical audience, whereas everyone gets taught indices and standard form at school. I only ever learnt about it in the context of Excel shortcuts despite doing a maths/stats-adjacent uni course.
1,2,3,many, lots. surely?
Not sure I believe this, calculators have shown 'scientific notation' with
EXPsince the dark ages.
Sorry, can't count that high.
I'm young enough to have had a posh one that showed roots, indices and fractions in notation
Please sirs, what's a million?
Argh! I really hope you don't use commas like that.