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Author Malcolm, Michael A.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Keyword High-level languages ♦ Philosophy of language design ♦ Floating-point arithmetic
Abstract Two algorithms are presented in the form of Fortran subroutines. Each subroutine computes the radix and number of digits of the floating-point numbers and whether rounding or chopping is done by the machine on which it is run. The methods are shown to work on any “reasonable” floating-point computer.
Description Affiliation: Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA (Malcolm, Michael A.)
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 15
Issue Number 11
Page Count 3
Starting Page 949
Ending Page 951

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Source: ACM Digital Library