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IEEE 754

Overview#

IEEE 754 is titled "IEEE Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic"

IEEE 754 The standard defines:

  • arithmetic formats: sets of binary and decimal floating-point data, which consist of finite numbers (including signed zeros and subnormal numbers), infinities, and special "not a number" values (NaNs)
  • interchange formats: encodings (Bit Strings) that may be used to exchange floating-point data in an efficient and compact form
  • rounding rules: properties to be satisfied when rounding numbers during arithmetic and conversions
  • operations: arithmetic and other operations (such as trigonometric functions) on arithmetic formats
  • exception handling: indications of exceptional conditions (such as division by zero, overflow, etc.)

More Information#

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  • [#1] - IEEE_754 - based on information obtained 2018-09-18-