What Is The Lowest E-Value In Blast When Ncbi Rounds It Down To 0 (Zero)?
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10.4 years ago

Hello,

Just out of curiosity, an E-value of more significant hits in BLAST approaches 0, but cannot equal 0. In some cases when the E-value of a HSP is very low NCBI BLAST rounds it down to 0. What is the actual value (e.g. 1e-180?, 1e-1000?) of these E-values rounded to 0?

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I think it is [1] 2.225074e-308 the smallest normalized floating point number different from zero (and >0) that can be represented in a double precision floating point value.