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Old   December 4, 2003, 17:51
Default How Small is Zero !
Ajay Rao
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In any calculation what number could be safely regarded as zero 1e-16 , 1 e-17 ?? what is generally used as 0. How low shuld the number be to assume 0. -Thanks Ajay
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Old   December 4, 2003, 18:40
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Hi Ajay,

I use 1e-15 as zero for my calculations.

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Old   December 5, 2003, 04:26
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for double type, 1.0e-15 is taken as zero by me, and for float type, 1.0e-10.

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