Standard data type: 64 bit floating point
Syntax
Description
Double is a 64-bit, floating-point data type used to store more precise decimal numbers. They can hold positive values in the range
4.940656458412465e-324 to
1.797693134862316e+308, or negative values in the range
-4.940656458412465e-324 to
-1.797693134862316e+308, or zero (
0). They contain at most 53 bits of precision, or about 15 decimal digits.
Doubles have a greater range and precision than
Singles, they still have limited accuracy which can lead to significant inaccuracies if not used properly. They are dyadic numbers - i.e. they can only accurately hold multiples of powers of two, which will lead to inaccuracies in most base-10 fractions.
Example
'Example of using a double variable.
Dim a As Double
a = 1.985766472453666
Print a
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Differences from QB
See also