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Author Kaneko, Toyohisa ♦ Liu, Bede
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1973
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract A bound on the relative error in floating-point addition using a single-precision accumulator with guard digits is derived. It is shown that even with a single guard digit, the accuracy can be almost as good as that using a double-precision accumulator. A statistical model for the roundoff error in double-precision multiplication and addition is also derived. The model is confirmed by experimental measurements.
ISSN 00045411
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1973-07-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 1557735X
Journal Journal of the ACM (JACM)
Volume Number 20
Issue Number 3
Page Count 8
Starting Page 391
Ending Page 398


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Source: ACM Digital Library