
Accession Number : AD0713699
Title : BEST POSSIBLE FLOATING POINT ARITHMETIC.
Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,
Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Yohe,J. M.
Report Date : MAR 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : The report presents an algorithm for floating point arithmetic, using singlelength arithmetic registers, which yields the most accurate approximation which can be expressed in the given floating point format, the greatest lower bound, or the least upper bound for the result of the operation, whichever is specified by the programmer. This makes the algorithm particularly useful for implementation of interval arithmetic. (Author)
Descriptors : (*NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, ACCURACY), (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), ERRORS
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE