| 671 | FloatField and DecimalField |

| 672 | ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |

| 673 | :class:`FloatField` type is sometimes mixed up with :class:`DecimalField` type. |

| 674 | Although they both represent real numbers, they have different representation |

| 675 | systems. Float uses `floating point number representation system`_, and decimal |

| 676 | (sometimes called *numeric* or *fixed point number*) uses `fixed point number |

| 677 | representation system`_. For both field types there is corresponding type in |

| 678 | `databases numeric types`_ and `python numeric types`_. |

| 679 | |

| 680 | .. _floating point number representation system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_point |

| 681 | .. _fixed point number representation system: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fixed-point_arithmetic |

| 682 | .. _databases numeric types: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL#Numbers |

| 683 | .. _python numeric types: http://docs.python.org/library/decimal.html |

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