## README

# Epsilon

Difference between one and the smallest value greater than one that can be represented as a half-precision floating-point number.

Epsilon is defined as

where `b`

is the radix (base) and `p`

is the precision (number of radix bits in the significand). For half-precision floating-point numbers, `b`

is `2`

and `p`

is `11`

.

## Installation

```
npm install @stdlib/constants-float16-eps
```

## Usage

```
var FLOAT16_EPSILON = require( '@stdlib/constants-float16-eps' );
```

#### FLOAT16_EPSILON

Difference between one and the smallest value greater than one that can be represented as a half-precision floating-point number.

```
var bool = ( FLOAT16_EPSILON === 0.0009765625 );
// returns true
```

## Examples

```
var abs = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-abs' );
var maxabs = require( '@stdlib/math-base-special-maxabs' );
var randu = require( '@stdlib/random-base-randu' );
var FLOAT16_EPSILON = require( '@stdlib/constants-float16-eps' );
var bool;
var a;
var b;
var i;
function isApprox( a, b ) {
var delta;
var tol;
delta = abs( a - b );
tol = FLOAT16_EPSILON * maxabs( a, b );
return ( delta <= tol );
}
for ( i = 0; i < 100; i++ ) {
a = randu() * 10.0;
b = a + (randu()*2.0e-3) - 1.0e-3;
bool = isApprox( a, b );
console.log( '%d %s approximately equal to %d', a, ( bool ) ? 'is' : 'is not', b );
}
```

## Notice

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