I am uploading number of outstanding shares of diffrent categories (promotors, institutions, retail etc) in OHLCV using Synthetic ticker using ASCII Import.
This number length is usually ~10 digit.
When i browse these numbers in Quote Editor also in “Output Watch” debugger these numbers are displayed converted to scientific notation.
Does that mean such long numbers (~10 digit) is saved in Scientific notation or as is?
Any length limit?
@Neil81 I am not sure but the 7 significant digits discussed in this article may be of relavance to you.
Not that I completely understood that article, it appears like its rather talking about floating point precision considered in 32bit / 64bit.
My number is rather integer.
Again, may be I am misunderstanding this article.
@portfoliobuilder’s reply is precisely the answer to your question, so yes you misunderstood the article and you need to re-read it. It applies to all numbers in all computers on this planet.