anonymous
  • anonymous
what are the precision limitation of floating data types?
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anonymous
  • anonymous
It depends on the limit of OS and Hardware .If it is 32 bit system in python ,it could be sys.float_info(max=1.7976931348623157e+308, max_exp=1024, max_10_exp=308, min=2.2250738585072014e-308, min_exp=-1021, min_10_exp=-307, dig=15, mant_dig=53, epsilon=2.220446049250313e-16, radix=2, rounds=1) So it will depend on Language too. . . If you wonder how i got the ans ,below is the code import os print os.sys.float_info save the file in somefile.py (py is important) and run python filename in terminal(Linux) http://docs.python.org/tutorial/floatingpoint.html
rsmith6559
  • rsmith6559
This should keep you amused: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_point

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