# Difference between revisions of "Real"

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A '''real''' is a number [[variable]] that can store whole and decimal numbers. (examples are the ''float'' and ''double'' types) | A '''real''' is a number [[variable]] that can store whole and decimal numbers. (examples are the ''float'' and ''double'' types) | ||

## Revision as of 08:10, 30 August 2005

A **real** is a number variable that can store whole and decimal numbers. (examples are the *float* and *double* types)

The downside to using **reals** is that **real** variables use more space than integer variables do. **Real** variables should be used for values that need to be as precise as possible.

Examples include Health, Points (on a graph or map), Distance, and other such values that must be measured in precision.

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