Float data type precision

Janet Young jayoung at fhcrc.org
Mon Jul 2 02:32:41 EST 2001


thanks for the comments - yes, I should use Int not Float for my big
numbers. That's what comes of using other people's models without thinking
too hard about it!

On 6/26/2001 11:54 AM, "Janet Young" <jayoung at fhcrc.org> wrote:

> My opinion - it would be nice but not essential to have more digits available
> - I have some data which is positions on Jim Kent's UCSC genome assemblies, so
> some of the positions get up to 100,000,000bp kind of sizes. big numbers are
> getting rounded e.g. 135184853 gets turned into 1.35185e+08.
> 
> Janet





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