floating-point number

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Noun1.floating-point number - a number represented in floating-point notation
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
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A floating-point number is normalized if the most significant digit of the mantissa is nonzero.
In this comprehensive book, Cavanagh (Computer Engineering, Santa Clara University) helps readers to master computer arithmetic for fixed-point, decimal, and floating-point number representations for all primary operations, and to implement those operations using the Verilog Hardware Description Language (HDL).
Treating this topic requires discussing integer and floating-point number representations and inaccuracies that may result from their use.
Above MARE is computed using a reference 'exact' result that in any case presented here is a IEEE double precision floating-point number returned by the Matlab[R] intrinsic functions.
For every floating-point number x [element of] F ([Beta], t, L, U), we shall denote its sign by [S.
It is not a tuple, a date, or a 13-bit floating-point number.
Each part of the floating-point number is stored in a fixed-point format.
ci, cu: conversion from a 32-bit signed, respectively unsigned, hardware integer to a floating-point number
The infinite real number field is mapped on many different finite floating-point number sets and these sets are not themselves fields (see the KAM theorem (B.
0E-38 should be replaced by the smallest representable floating-point number whose reciprocal does not cause an overflow.

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