In ArcGIS when I try to calculate some raster values or statistics, sometimes I get values that contain e, for example: 1.4e6.

What does e mean, and how is it interpreted in ArcGIS?


The e is seen as the base number (which would be 10) with the exponent (to the power) of 6 in your case.

In other words:

1.4e6 = 1.4 x 10^6 = 1,400,000
  • 1
    Commonly known as E notation.
    – jpmc26
    Mar 13 '15 at 23:03
  • @jpmc26 - Awesome, thanks for adding that link!
    – Joseph
    Mar 16 '15 at 10:20

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