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 single-length 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