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Floating Point Quality: Less Floaty, More Pointed

Years ago I sat next to the Numerics Test Team at Apple Computer. I teased them one day about how they had it easy: no user interface to worry about; a stateless world; perfectly predictable outcomes. The test lead just heaved a sigh and launched into a rant about how numerics testing is actually rather complicated and brimming with unexpected ambiguities. Apparently, there are many ways to interpret the IEEE floating point standard and learned people are not in agreement about how to do it. Implementing floating point arithmetic on...

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Published By: Satisfice.com - Tuesday, 20 June