dannyboi
07262012, 01:19 AM
Could anybody explain floating point types numbers concisely, because the books definition I am reading is somewhat confusing, and explain how it is applicable in real life.


View Full Version : Explanation of floatingpoint numbers dannyboi 07262012, 01:19 AM Could anybody explain floating point types numbers concisely, because the books definition I am reading is somewhat confusing, and explain how it is applicable in real life. alykins 07262012, 11:47 AM an int is a single number (without decimal point it is an integer ie 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, ...) float, double, decimal are all forms of a decimal number  not to be confused with decimal data type (eg: 1.34, 5.68, 8.22, etc) but with varying degrees of precision. a float has up to 7 points of precision, a double has 1516 points of precision, and a decimal has 2829 points of precision. These are data types of .Net, most languages are relatively close by comparison in 'what' the data types are called and their precision and size. gelee 08192012, 04:11 PM Floating pont is a character which contains numbers or integers that is decimal. That is according to our Computer Science professor. Good day! _________________________________ Discover more about fencing (http://sunshinefencing.co.nz/) 
 
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