Floating Point/IEEE 754

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IEEE 754[edit | edit source]

The most common floating-point standard is the IEEE 754 standard. This standard has the following official titles:

  • IEEE Standard for Binary Floating-Point Arithmetic (ANSI/IEEE Std 754-1985)
  • IEC 60559:1989, Binary floating-point arithmetic for microprocessor systems

IEEE 754r[edit | edit source]

The IEEE 754 standard is currently undergoing review and possible revisions. The revised standard is called IEEE 754r.