Looking for the greatest negative float value

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at rogers.com
Wed Jun 11 22:48:07 CEST 2003

Fernando Perez wrote:
... question: how to get largest negative float number snipped ...

>You want the kinds package, part of Numeric:

>In [3]: kinds.default_float_kind.MIN
>Out[3]: 2.2250738585072014e-308
Uh, that's a really-really small number that's vanishingly larger than 
0.0, negative exponents make fractions, not large negative numbers...

Not sure what it's trying to give you,

  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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