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Revisiting "What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-point Arithmetic"

Abstract : The differences between the sets in which ideal arithmetics takes place and the sets of floating point numbers are outlined. A set of classical problems in correct numerical evaluation is presented, to increase the awareness of newcomers to the field. A self-defense, prophylactic approach to numerical computation is advocated.
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Submitted on : Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:55:31 AM
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  • HAL Id : in2p3-03043431, version 1
  • ARXIV : 2012.02492

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Vincent Lafage. Revisiting "What Every Computer Scientist Should Know About Floating-point Arithmetic". 2020. ⟨in2p3-03043431⟩

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