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When to spell out numbers is probably the least of your problems if you are
Make a rule and stick to it. here are the three rules I use:
1. all numbers when used with units in numeric format (e.g., 16 bit, 56K
baud, 3 bits)
2. all integers above nine and below 1 are always in numeric format;
otherwise spell them out.
3. all fractions are put into decimal format (e.g., not 3/4 but 0.75)
it really doesn't make any difference, but a rule takes the indecision away
so you can concentrate on other things that are important in API docs.
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