# Towards sensible floating-point arithmetic

## Abstract

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.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Argonne National Lab., IL (USA)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 5515853

- Report Number(s):
- CONF-800201-7

- DOE Contract Number:
- W-31-109-ENG-38

- Resource Type:
- Conference

- Resource Relation:
- Conference: COMPCON 1980, San Francisco, CA, USA, 25 Feb 1980

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; DIGITAL COMPUTERS; CALCULATION METHODS; ALGORITHMS; DESIGN; PLANNING; PROGRAMMING; COMPUTERS; MATHEMATICAL LOGIC; 990200* - Mathematics & Computers

### Citation Formats

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Cody, W. J.
```*Towards sensible floating-point arithmetic*. United States: N. p., 1980.
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Cody, W. J.
```*Towards sensible floating-point arithmetic*. United States.

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Cody, W. J. 1980.
"Towards sensible floating-point arithmetic". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5515853.
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@article{osti_5515853,
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