You can change the way numbers and dates are displayed on an axis with these options.

- Double-click your graph then click the relevant
*Axis*tab (Y Axis, X axis or Z axis). - Click the
**Format labels**button.

## Default

This lets Genstat decide the number of decimal places used to display axis labels.

## Number of decimal places

Specifies the number of decimal places to use for axis labels. You can enter a single number or a list which will be cycled if necessary.

## Scientific notation

Select this to use scientific notation (M × 10^{n}) for axis labels. You can specify the number of significant figures to be used. The number of significant figures must be greater than zero.

## Engineering notation

Select this to use engineering notation (M × 10^{n}, where n is a multiple of 3) for axis labels. You can specify the number of significant figures to be used. The number of significant figures must be greater than zero.

## Date representation

Specifies the date format to use for axis labels. You can choose from a list of predefined formats. The number before each item in the list is the numerical code which represents that date format. **Date preview** shows today’s date in the format chosen as an example. If you want to specify a list of formats then select the List option and enter the numerical codes which represent the date formats you want.