gives the minimum positive arbitraryprecision number that can be represented on a particular computer system.



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Basic Examples  (2)

The nonzero number of minimum magnitude representable on this computer system:

Smaller numbers yield underflows:

Properties & Relations  (3)

$MinNumber has the smallest possible exponent:

$MinNumber×$MaxNumber is approximately 1:

$MinNumber is not a machine number:

It does have precision equivalent to that of machine numbers:

Introduced in 1996