Splunk® Style Guide

Splunk Style Guide

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Fractions

When writing about numbers that appear in a Splunk UI, duplicate them exactly as the UI displays. Otherwise, follow these guidelines.

Generic fractions

If you're referring to a generic fraction and not one that refers back to a specific number, hyphenate the spelled-out fraction.

Correct
The system parsed two-thirds of the events.
Incorrect
The system parsed 2/3rds of the events.
The system parsed 2/3 of the events.

Numerical fractions

Use numerals and forward slashes with no additional formatting to represent numerical fractions.

Correct
1/2
3/4
Incorrect
½
¾

Add a space and remove the hyphen between a whole number and fraction.

Correct
70 1/2
Incorrect
70½
70-½
70-1/2
Last modified on 23 September, 2019
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