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What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-Point Arithmetic

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Date Added to MERLOT: August 27, 2013
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Submitter : Haitham El-Ghareeb

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Floating-point arithmetic is considered an esoteric subject by many people. This is rather surprising because floating-point is ubiquitous in computer systems. Almost every language has a floating-point datatype; computers from PCs to supercomputers have floating-point accelerators; most compilers will be called upon to compile... More

Keywords:
rounding mode, floating-point, NaN, ulp, floating-point standard, exception, Algorithms, underflow, Design, Languages, Denormalized number, guard digit, overflow, relative error, gradual underflow, rounding error

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Language: English
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