Is temperature ranging from 0 to 1 or 0 to 2?


All third-party documents says the temperature is ranging from 0 to 1.

However, I check openai official document at OpenAI API, it says “What sampling temperature to use, between 0 and 2.”. Not 0 to 1. Why?

Also can I use 0.75, 0.38, etc. as the temperature? It seems in all samples, the temperatures only has one digits after the decimal point, such as 0.7, 0.3, etc.


Welcome to the community…

I believe the API is 0 to 2, but the Playground still as a 0 to 1 interface which can make it a bit confusing. Best bet is to test every .05 or even .1 to see what gets you the best results for your use-case.

I’ve successfullly used 0.75, etc in the past.


Hi, @PaulBellow

OK. Thank you very much.