How to display a number as $xxx,xxx.xx or even xxxx.xx rather than -4.8e-001

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Chris
Chris on 23 Mar 2012
I have a disp command that returns the status
num2str(total,'%i')
For some reason it is returning the totals as
-4.808337e-001
How can I have it return smply as .048 or .04?
Most of the amounts are currenty so ideally formatted $xxx,xxx.xx would be perfect
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Oleg Komarov
Oleg Komarov on 23 Mar 2012
Which part of the answers you got on
http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/32171-function-to-format-number-as-currency
didn't work out?

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Jan
Jan on 23 Mar 2012
sprintf('%.2f', -4.808337e-001)
>> -0.48
I do not see a sufficient and reliable method to display this as ".048" or ".04". Do you really want to omit the leading sign and zeros and divide the fractional part by 10?

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Majid Al-Sirafi
Majid Al-Sirafi on 24 Mar 2012
Wonderful answer dear...
thank you very much,I also need this answer

Majid Al-Sirafi
Majid Al-Sirafi on 24 Mar 2012
hi dear i have approximately same this problem look at this code
n = 3456;
% Separate them
na = num2str(n) - '0';
% substitute the 4 (position 2) with 13
na(2) = 13;
% Recombine
out = str2double(sprintf('%d',na)); %out will be 31356 but double
out1 = out + .342; % out1 will be 3.135634200000000e+04 but double
out2=sprintf('%.3f',out1); %out2 will be 31356.342 but character
but I want 31356.342 but double
thank you dear
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