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FilledSmallSquare $MinPrecision gives the minimum number of digits of precision to be allowed in arbitrary-precision numbers.

FilledSmallSquare The default value of $MinPrecision is -Infinity.

FilledSmallSquare Positive values of $MinPrecision make Mathematica pad arbitrary-precision numbers with zero digits to achieve the specified nominal precision. The zero digits are taken to be in base 2, and may not correspond to zeros in base 10.

FilledSmallSquare $MaxPrecision = $MinPrecision = n makes Mathematica do fixed-precision arithmetic.

FilledSmallSquare $MinPrecision is measured in decimal digits, and need not be an integer.

FilledSmallSquare See Section 3.1.5.

FilledSmallSquare See also: SetPrecision, $MinNumber.

FilledSmallSquare New in Version 3; modified in 5.0.

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