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Author Richman, P. L. ♦ Brown, W. S.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword Accuracy ♦ Base choice ♦ Floating-point ♦ Number representations
Abstract A digital computer is considered, whose memory words are composed of N r-state devices plus two sign bits (two state devices). The choice of base β for the internal representation of floating-point numbers on such a computer is discussed. It is shown that in a certain sense β = r is best.
Description Affiliation: Bell Telephone Labs, Inc., Murray Hill, NJ (Brown, W. S.; Richman, P. L.)
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 12
Issue Number 10
Page Count 2
Starting Page 560
Ending Page 561


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Source: ACM Digital Library