# Doubles : yet again

``````Whereas the manual says the max value of a double is:

The maximum value of a Double is: ±1.79769313486231570814527423731704357e+308
Which looks more like 36 digits plus the exponent.
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which in fact it DOES say this… which of course is either wrong, or misleading at best

``````Numerical limits
The maximum value of a Double is: ±1.79769313486231570814527423731704357e+308
The minimum value towards zero is: ±4.94065645841246544176568792868221372e-324
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In fact the max value is

``````1.7976931348623157e+308
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