# What is the difference between float and double?

• 01-31-2011, 03:34 AM
Nosrettap
What is the difference between float and double?
What is the difference between float and double?
• 01-31-2011, 03:40 AM
Vase
Same as the difference between an int and a long; longs and doubles have higher precision than ints and floats.

int = 32 bits
long = 64 bits
float = 32 bits
double = 64 bits
• 01-31-2011, 03:40 AM
Junky
• 01-31-2011, 03:45 AM
doWhile
• 09-23-2014, 11:17 AM
Tolls
Re: What is the difference between float and double?
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Originally Posted by brianmanee
The Decimal, Double, and Float variable types are different in the way that they store the values. Precision is the main difference where float is a single precision (32 bit) floating point data type, double is a double precision (64 bit) floating point data type and decimal is a 128-bit floating point data type. More about...difference between float and double

Brian

Pardon?
Have they added another primitive when I wasn't looking?
• 09-23-2014, 01:20 PM
DarrylBurke
Re: What is the difference between float and double?
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tolls
Pardon?
Have they added another primitive when I wasn't looking?

... between January 2011, when this thread was started, and today?

Oh, and I'm removing the spammy link just as soon as I post this.

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