If you have large numbers in your numeric column and want to convert those to scientific notation, you can do as follows.

In R, there is a function called **formatC** which converts numeric value to text with specified format.

For example, if you have a column (2008) which contains numeric value, you can create a new text column like below.

`formatC(`2008`, format = "e", digits = 2)`

**format = “e”** for the scientific notation and **digit = 2** is for the desired number of digits after the decimal point.

This will create a new column like this