What is a Float?


#1

what is a float???


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#2

Hi @bitwhiz66766,

A float is a number with decimal places after it. In contrast to an integer, which might be 3 (for example), a float might be something like 3.14.


#3

The term originates with the very complex floating point arithmetic process taking place inside the computer’s math co-processor. The general maths term to describe it is, Real. Floats are real numbers, which in the computer’s architecture are composed of a mantissa, and an exponent (see, Scientific Notation).