DataView.prototype.getFloat64()

The getFloat64() method gets a signed 64-bit float (double) at the specified byte offset from the start of the DataView.

Syntax

getFloat64(byteOffset)
getFloat64(byteOffset, littleEndian)

Parameters

byteOffset

The offset, in byte, from the start of the view where to read the data.

littleEndian

Optional Indicates whether the 64-bit float is stored in little- or big-endian format. If false or undefined, a big-endian value is read.

Return value

A signed 64-bit float number.

Errors thrown

RangeError

Thrown if the byteOffset is set such as it would read beyond the end of the view.

Description

There is no alignment constraint; multi-byte values may be fetched from any offset.

Examples

Using the getFloat64 method

var buffer = new ArrayBuffer(8);
var dataview = new DataView(buffer);
dataview.getFloat64(0); // 0

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-dataview.prototype.getfloat64

Browser compatibility

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See also