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an example can be found on AMOSPro_Examples:Examples/H-5/Help_52.AMOS

USING is called after a PRINT statement for making subtle changes to the way output is printed from a variable list. Special characters can be used in the format$ string, each one having a different effect.

Print Using format$;variable list.

The format string can contain the following symbols:

  1. print a single digit from your number. Unused digits will be replaced by spaces.

+ adds a + or - sign to the number as appropriate.

- displays a minus sign if the number is negative.

. inserts a decimal point on the number and centres it.

centres the number but doesn`t output a decimal point.

^ prints the number in scientific, or exponential format.