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Articles on Choosing the Best Numeric Data Type

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Does anyone know of any articles that discuss the best practice for choosing a numeric data type. I remember seeing a good article in the past, but can't remember where. I am interested in articles that give advice when you should choose a 'Single', 'Double' or 'Decimal' and why. I am trying to push the idea that decimals should not be used everywhere, but I need articles supporting that position.
Nov 22 '05 #1
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I don't see why you need an article.... unless you need the sheer size
(decimal) or the accuracy (double) you should just use single everywhere you
need a "real" number. Like everything else, this is a tradeoff between
performance and memory usage and the features that your code requires.
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"Brian" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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Does anyone know of any articles that discuss the best practice for

choosing a numeric data type. I remember seeing a good article in the past,
but can't remember where. I am interested in articles that give advice when
you should choose a 'Single', 'Double' or 'Decimal' and why. I am trying to
push the idea that decimals should not be used everywhere, but I need
articles supporting that position.
Nov 22 '05 #2

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I don't see why you need an article.... unless you need the sheer size
(decimal) or the accuracy (double) you should just use single everywhere you
need a "real" number. Like everything else, this is a tradeoff between
performance and memory usage and the features that your code requires.
--
____________________
Klaus H. Probst, MVP
http://www.vbbox.com/

"Brian" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4**********************************@microsof t.com...
Does anyone know of any articles that discuss the best practice for

choosing a numeric data type. I remember seeing a good article in the past,
but can't remember where. I am interested in articles that give advice when
you should choose a 'Single', 'Double' or 'Decimal' and why. I am trying to
push the idea that decimals should not be used everywhere, but I need
articles supporting that position.
Nov 22 '05 #3

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Brian <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
Does anyone know of any articles that discuss the best practice for
choosing a numeric data type. I remember seeing a good article in the
past, but can't remember where. I am interested in articles that give
advice when you should choose a 'Single', 'Double' or 'Decimal' and
why. I am trying to push the idea that decimals should not be used
everywhere, but I need articles supporting that position.


I give a bit of advice in

http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/floatingpoint.html
and
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/decimal.html

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Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet
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Nov 22 '05 #4

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Brian <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
Does anyone know of any articles that discuss the best practice for
choosing a numeric data type. I remember seeing a good article in the
past, but can't remember where. I am interested in articles that give
advice when you should choose a 'Single', 'Double' or 'Decimal' and
why. I am trying to push the idea that decimals should not be used
everywhere, but I need articles supporting that position.


I give a bit of advice in

http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/floatingpoint.html
and
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/decimal.html

--
Jon Skeet - <sk***@pobox.com>
http://www.pobox.com/~skeet
If replying to the group, please do not mail me too
Nov 22 '05 #5

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