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FilledSmallSquare $MachineEpsilon gives the smallest machine-precision number which can be added to 1.0 to give a result that is distinguishable from 1.0.

FilledSmallSquare $MachineEpsilon is typically , where is the number of binary bits used in the internal representation of machine-precision floating-point numbers.

FilledSmallSquare $MachineEpsilon measures the granularity of machine-precision numbers.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 3.1.6.

FilledSmallSquare See also: $MachinePrecision, $MinMachineNumber, $MaxMachineNumber.

FilledSmallSquare Related package: NumericalMath`ComputerArithmetic`.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 2.