Number.EPSILON

The Number.EPSILON property represents the difference between 1 and the smallest floating point number greater than 1.

You do not have to create a Number object to access this static property (use Number.EPSILON).

Property attributes of Number.EPSILON
Writable no
Enumerable no
Configurable no

Description

The EPSILON property has a value of approximately 2.2204460492503130808472633361816E-16, or 2-52.

Examples

Testing equality

x = 0.2;
y = 0.3;
z = 0.1;
equal = (Math.abs(x - y + z) < Number.EPSILON);

Polyfill

if (Number.EPSILON === undefined) {
    Number.EPSILON = Math.pow(2, -52);
}

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.EPSILON' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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See also

  • The Number object it belongs to