[Tutor] float_info

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Mon Jan 21 17:59:29 CET 2008

This is probably of interest to Dick Moores at least...
 From What's New in Python 2.6

[Note: A release date has not been set for Python 2.6]

A new variable in the sys module, float_info, is an object containing 
information about the platform’s floating-point support derived from the 
float.h file. Attributes of this object include mant_dig (number of 
digits in the mantissa), epsilon (smallest difference between 1.0 and 
the next largest value representable), and several others. (Contributed 
by Christian Heimes.)


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