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Title: Towards sensible floating-point arithmetic

Conference ·
OSTI ID:5515853

Efforts to promote the development of high-quality transportable numerical software show that few, if any, of the floating-point arithmetic systems in existing computers are completely satisfactory for serious numerical computation. Examination of the defects in these systems leads to specifications for a sensible floating-point system from a numerical analyst's viewpoint. 1 table.

Research Organization:
Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)
DOE Contract Number:
W-31-109-ENG-38
OSTI ID:
5515853
Report Number(s):
CONF-800201-7
Resource Relation:
Conference: COMPCON 1980, San Francisco, CA, USA, 25 Feb 1980
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English