Why is the array content displayed different from its input ?

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When i display this array : pl =[1 1 10.5e+10 3.4e-01 9e+03];
with the instruction disp(pl)
The result displayed is :
1.0e+11 * 0.0000 0.0000 1.0500 0.0000 0.0000
I don't understand why.
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Stephen23 on 4 Jul 2016
Edited: Stephen23 on 4 Jul 2016
"Why is the array content displayed different from its input"
The displayed numbers are actually the same as the input ones. They are displayed using a common factor (in this case 1.0e+11). You can change how numbers are displayed: read the format documentation to know how to change this.

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Image Analyst on 4 Jul 2016
It's trying to have a common multiplier. Mine looks okay:
>> pl =[1 1 10.5e+10 3.4e-01 9e+03]
pl =
1 1 105000000000 0.34 9000
But I put these lines in my startup.m:
format long g;
format compact;
See what happens if you execute those lines first.

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