Now we will consider how to handle real and complex numbers in Julia and also introduce an alternate representation of fixed-point reals as a fraction comprising two integers, the
Further we will discuss the use of the
Big() function to handle integers and real numbers which are too large to be represented by the primitive Julia numeric types.
We have met real numbers a few times already. The generic type is
FloatingPoint which is sub-classed from
abstract Real <: Number abstract FloatingPoint <: Real bitstype 16 Float16 <: FloatingPoint bitstype 32 Float32 <: FloatingPoint bitstype 64 Float64 <: FloatingPoint
A float can be defined as
x = 100.0 or
x = 1e2 or
x = 1f2; all represent ...