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IEEE 754 Floating Point

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This is the closest I could find to a decent explanation of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc. standard for floating point representation. Much of what is said here will probably be concisely explained in the average textbook. However for anyone looking for further information and knowledge, I start with this link and then move on to more technical explanations.
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Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: June 17, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 10, 2007
Submitter: Ryan White

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Avatar for Benjamin Rice
12 years ago

Benjamin Rice (Student)

This article is great for a no-filler crash course on the IEEE 754 floating
point format. Information is short and to the point. It makes a good refernece
for anyone designing combinational circuits that deal with floating point
numbers.