The E and D data edit descriptors transfer real values in exponential form. They take the following form:

- E
*w*.*d*[E*e*]

D*w*.*d*

For the E edit descriptor, the value of *d* (the number of
places after the decimal point) plus *e* (the number of
digits in the exponent) must not exceed the value of *w*
(the field width).

For the D edit descriptor, the value of *d* must not exceed
the value of *w*.

The specified I/O list item must be of type real, or it must be the real or imaginary part of a complex type.

On input, the E and D data edit descriptors transfer *w*
characters from an external field and assigns their real value to
the corresponding I/O list item. The E and D descriptors interpret
and assign input data in the same way as the F data edit descriptor
(see Section 11.2.4.1).

The following shows input using the E and D edit descriptors (the symbol ^ represents a nonprinting blank character):

**Format Input Value**
E9.3 734.432E3 734432.0
E12.4 ^^1022.43E 1022.43E-6
E15.3 52.3759663^^^^^ 52.3759663
E12.5 210.5271D+10^{1} 210.5271E10
BZ,D10.2 12345^^^^^ 12345000.0D0
D10.2 ^^123.45^^ 123.45D0
D15.3 367.4981763D+04 3.674981763D+06

On output, the E and D data edit descriptors transfer the real value
of the corresponding I/O list item, right-justified and rounded
to *d* decimal positions, to an external field that is
*w* characters long.

The *w* should be greater than or equal to *d*+7 to
allow for the following:

- A sign (optional if the value is positive and descriptor
SP is not in effect)
- An optional zero to the left of the decimal point
- The decimal point
- The
*d*digits to the right of the decimal point - The exponent

The exponent takes one of the following forms:

Edit Descriptor | Absolute Value of Exponent | Positive Form of Exponent | Negative Form of Exponent |
---|---|---|---|

Ew.d | |exp| <= 99 | E+nn | E-nn |

99 < |exp| <= 999 | +nnn | -nnn | |

Ew.dEe | |exp| <= 10^{e} - 1 |
E+n_{1}n_{2}...n_{e} |
E-n_{1}n_{2}...n_{e} |

Dw.d | |exp| <= 99 | D+nn or E+nn | D-nn or E-nn |

99 < |exp| <= 999 | +nnn | -nnn |

If the exponent value is too large to be converted into one of these forms, an error occurs.

The exponent field width (*e*) is optional for the E edit
descriptor; if omitted, the default value is 2. If *e*
is specified, the *w* should be greater than or equal to
*d*+*e*+5.

**Note:**The*w*can be as small as*d*+5 or*d*+*e*+3, if the optional fields for the sign and the zero are omitted.

The following shows output using the E and D edit descriptors (the symbol ^ represents a nonprinting blank character):

**Format Value Output**
E11.2 475867.222 ^^^0.48E+06
E11.5 475867.222 0.47587E+06
E12.3 0.00069 ^^^0.690E
E10.3 -0.5555 -0.556E+00
E5.3 56.12 *****
E14.5E4 -1.001 -0.10010E+0001
E13.3E6 0.000123 0.123E-000003
D14.3 0.0363 ^^^^^0.363D-01
D23.12 5413.87625793 ^^^^^0.541387625793D+04
D9.6 1.2 *********

**For More Information:**

- On the form for data edit descriptors, see
Section 11.2.1.
- On general rules for numeric editing, see
Section 11.2.2.
- On the scale factor, see Section 11.3.5.

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