When writing about numbers that appear in a Splunk UI, duplicate them exactly as the UI displays. Otherwise, follow these guidelines.
Use a numeral when quantifying a unit of measurement or a rate. Add a space between the numeral and the rate measurement. Use the word "per" to describe a volume measurement. See the following examples:
- 8 GB of memory
- An 8 CPU, 16 GB memory machine can achieve 50-60 Mb per second throughput.
- 50-60 Mbps
- 8GB of memory
- An 8 CPU, 16 GB memory machine can achieve 50-60 Mb/second throughput.
- 50 to 60 Mbps
It's okay to abbreviate a unit of measurement in text. Ensure that you use the correct capitalization of the unit of measurement that you're referring to.
For example, use a capital "B" when referring to a multiple of the unit byte and a lowercase "b" when referring to a multiple of the unit bit. Review the following table for the correct capitalization of these units of measurement:
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® Style Guide: current