# Numeric Data Types

ViviFire supplies many numeric data types to use numbers with different formats. Integer types show as whole numbers, while non-integer types can show numbers with a fractional part.

To compare all the ViviFire data types, see Data Type Summary.

## Integer types

The signed integer data types are Int8 (8-bit), Int16 (16-bit), Int32 (32-bit), Int64 (64-bit), Int128 (128-bit), and Int (platform-controlled).

The unsigned integer data types are UInt8 (8-bit), UInt16 (16-bit), UInt32 (32-bit), UInt64 (64-bit), UInt128 (128-bit), and UInt (platform-controlled).

### Performance

Arithmetic operations are faster with integer types than with other data types.
They are fastest with the types `Int`

and `UInt`

in ViviFire.

### Large integers

TODO

### Small integers

If the full range of `Int`

is more than what is necessary, `Int16`

is a possible alternative.
The type `Int16`

holds integer values in the range −32,768 thru 32,767.
For the smallest integer range, the type `Int8`

holds values from −128 thru 127.

Some code uses a large number of variables to hold small integers.
If your code uses the types `Int16`

and `Int8`

for its variables, the runtime can possibly decrease the memory used.
But operations with `Int16`

and `Int8`

are usually slower than with `Int`

.

### Unsigned integers

If you know that a variable must not hold a negative value, the unsigned types are available.
The unsigned types are `UInt8`

, `UInt16`

, `UInt32`

, `UInt`

, `UInt64`

, and `UInt128`

.
Each of these data types can hold a positive integer two times larger than the related signed type (`Int8`

, `Int16`

, `Int32`

, `Int`

, `Int64`

, and `Int128`

).
The performance of each unsigned type is the same as the related signed type.
Thus, `UInt`

and `Int`

have the same very good performance.

## Non-integer types

The non-integer numeric data types are Fixed64 (64-bit fixed-point), Fixed128 (128-bit fixed-point), Real32 (32-bit floating-point), Real64 (64-bit floating-point), Real128 (128-bit floating-point), and Real (platform-controlled).

### Performance

TODO

### Small magnitudes

TODO

### Small fractional numbers

TODO