Single-Precision Data

Single-precision data is defined only for the workstation. The iSeries, eServer™ i5, or System i5® does not support this data type. BASIC applications use single-precision data. This data type is a positive or negative number from 2.938736 x 10-39 to 1.701412 x 1038. Single-precision numbers are stored in 4 bytes, with 3 bytes representing the mantissa and 1 byte representing the exponent and sign.