[R] R- exp(-1000) ? - how to get R to give me an actual answer ?

From: rramacha <rramacha_at_utk.edu>
Date: Wed 26 Oct 2005 - 14:58:56 EST


Dear All,

I am a novice user of the R software package. When I try and compute, exp(-1000) or exp(-2000), i get the answer as zero. Is there any way i can get R to compute the answer and give me an actual number ? ( by increasing the precision or any other method).

If I cannot get R to give me a number, can anybody give me some advice on how to manually compute this number ?

I would greatly appreciate your help on this issue.

Thanks
Ravi

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