Could you give me a link, where I can download IEEE-854 standart reference, please? Free download.
I found download for a money only.
Posted on 2004-01-03 11:52:19 by The Svin
From the IEEE society, 854-1987.pdf
Posted on 2004-01-03 12:14:52 by donkey
Thank you so much, donkey!
Posted on 2004-01-03 14:45:01 by The Svin
It might be a hard read with as "Quiet NaNs propagate through almost every arithmetic operation without signaling exceptions."

Muhahahahah. :tongue:
:alright:
NaN
Posted on 2004-01-03 23:41:36 by NaN
Ok, here are some links that 'anonymus coward' find in that times...


Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 07:59:33 -0700 (PDT)
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> > My recommendation stands: an IEEE 754 expert should review it first.
>
> Any link to the downloadable standard? I found several related docs with
> formats explained and the one "what a computer scientist must know about
> ...". IEEE 754-85 and such is available for about in various places. :(

So far I haven't been able to locate a free copy of the IEEE 754 standard
anywhere on the web. However, as you've noted there is a ton of free stuff
on FP out there. For example, I managed to download PDF version of these:

- SUN's numerical computation guide
- Apple's PowerPC numerics
- AT&T's correctly rounded B2D and D2B conversions
- Kahan's notes on the status of IEEE 754 for binary FP arithmetic

- arbitrary precision real arithmetic: design and algorithms
- the table makers dilemma
- a precision and range independent tool for testing FP arithmetic I: ...
- a precision and range independent tool for testing FP arithmetic II: ...
- underflow revisited

In addition I found the following to be useful:

http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/754/
http://www.moshier.net/
http://docs.sun.com/source/806-3568/ncgTOC.html
http://babbage.cs.qc.edu/courses/cs341/IEEE-754references.html

The above should be sufficient to learn about the basic types of numbers,
their binary representation, the four different rounding modes, as well as
the D2B conversion -- which is all that's needed for the float.c review.


I answer with 'other link':

Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2003 19:50:22 -0500 (CDT)
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> > formats explained and the one "what a computer
> scientist must know about
> > ...". IEEE 754-85



I find a little part of the total book ???, this is a
extraction i think ;)

http://www.nondot.org/sabre/os/files/Processors/WECSSKAFloatingPoint.pdf


and he say:
> http:..../WECSSKAFloatingPoint.pdf

This is the entire "WECSSKAFP". It just happens to be called appendix D, because
often it is bundled with SUN's NCG... as appendix D. (Which btw is the reason why
I didn't list "WECSSKAFP" as a separate document/source in yesterday's posting.)"


Maybe this can be usefull too.


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I was searching 854 in the sun docs, and i find this link...
http://docs.sun.com/source/817-0932/index.html
like you see, is near to one that I quote before, then i search for: Numerical Computation Guide

and here are the results: http://docs.sun.com/db?q=Numerical+Computation+Guide&p=&s=t

What do you think??? sun have some good info??

hope this can help too.

Have a nice day or night.
Posted on 2004-01-04 00:52:22 by rea