# Result Format

The format used to display results can be changed from the Calculator ▸ Preferences menu.

Decimal |
Results are displayed as decimal numbers |

Scientific |
Results are displayed in scientific notation |

Engineering |
Results are displayed in scientific notation except the exponent is always a multiple of three |

Binary |
Results are displayed as binary numbers |

Octal |
Results are displayed as octal numbers |

Hexadecimal |
Results are displayed as hexadecimal numbers |

The number of decimal places, if trailing zeroes and if thousands separators are shown can also be configured.