Re: [R] smallest/biggest number

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 23 Mar 2005 - 22:19:42 EST

On Wed, 23 Mar 2005, chris desimpelaere wrote:

> I'm running monte carlo and i wonder what is the biggest/smallest number that
> can reliably be represented in R?

Well, -Inf and Inf, of course. But if you meant a finite number, see ?.Machine : the values are OS-specific.

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