Use these options to change the way numbers and dates are displayed on a graph axis.

- To access this dialog select a graph type from the
**Graphics**menu then click one of the axes tabs and click the**Format labels**button.

## Default

Choose this option to let Genstat decide the number of decimal places used to display axis labels.

## Number of decimal places

Choose this option to specify the number of decimal places to use for axis labels.

## Scientific notation

Choose this option to use scientific notation (i.e. in the form *m* × 10^{n}) for axis labels. You can specify the number of significant figures to be used.

## Engineering notation

Choose this option to use engineering notation (i.e. in the form *m* × 10^{n}, in which the exponent of ten, *n*, must be divisible by three) for axis labels. You can specify the number of significant figures to be used.

## Date representation

Choose this option to specify the date format to use for axis labels. You can choose from a list of predefined formats.