[R] small numbers

Marc Jekel feuerwald at gmx.de
Thu Dec 4 14:26:29 CET 2008

Dear R Fans,

I have a simple probem but cannot find any reference to the soultion.

I want to do calculations with small numbers (for max likelihood estimations). The lowest value R is storing by default is 1*10^-323, a smaller numer like 1*10^-324 is stored as a 0. How can I circumvent this problem? Is there a way to define how small a number can be in R.

Thanks for a reply in advance,

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