[Data Types]


Double precision floating point number. On the Uno and other ATMEGA based boards, this occupies 4 bytes. That is, the double implementation is exactly the same as the float, with no gain in precision.

On the Arduino Due, doubles have 8-byte (64 bit) precision.


double var = val;


var: variable name
val: the value to assign to that variable

Notes and Warnings

Users who borrow code from other sources that includes double variables may wish to examine the code to see if the implied precision is different from that actually achieved on ATMEGA based Arduinos.

See also

  • Language String()

  • Language array

  • Language bool

  • Language boolean

  • Language byte

  • Language char

  • Language float

  • Language int

  • Language long

  • Language short

  • Language size_t

  • Language string

  • Language unsigned char

  • Language unsigned int

  • Language unsigned long

  • Language void

  • Language word