Floating-point arithmetic

What’s got a mantissa field, an exponent field, is included in nearly every major programming language, yet relatively few programmers really understand? The answer is floating-point arithmetic. Most programmers realize that floating-point computation is “not exact” and that error can accumulate over time, but they have little conception of which operations cause how much error…

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Welcome!

Hi everybody. My name is Derrick Coetzee. I’m totally new to the blog scene – I’ve barely read any, much less written any – so you’ll have to forgive me if (or rather when) I do anything ridiculous. I created this blog to discuss some of the technologies and techniques that interest me most and…

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