Accession Number : AD0765168

Title :   On the Distribution of Significant Digits and Round-Off Errors.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Tsao,Nai-Kuan

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Generalized logarithmic law is derived for the distribution of the first t significant digits of a random digital integer. This result is then used to determine the distribution of the round-off errors in floating-point operations, which is a mixture of uniform and reciprocal distributions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, SAMPLING), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), ERRORS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE