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Author Hull, T. E. ♦ Swenson, J. R.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract In any prolonged computation it is generally assumed that the accumulated effect of roundoff errors is in some sense statistical.The purpose of this paper is to give precise descriptions of certain probabilistic models for roundoff error, and then to describe a series of experiments for testing the validity of these models.It is concluded that the models are in general very good. Discrepancies are both rare and mild.The test techniques can also be used to experiment with various types of special arithmetic.
Description Affiliation: New York Univ., New York (Swenson, J. R.) || Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Ont., Canada (Hull, T. E.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 9
Issue Number 2
Page Count 6
Starting Page 108
Ending Page 113

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Source: ACM Digital Library