Stupid is as Stupid Does
Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science (ENTCS), Volume 317, Issue C, 2015, Pages 27-32.
Floating-point experts know that mathematical formulas may fail or give imprecise results when implemented in floating-point arithmetic. This article describes an example where, surprisingly, it is absolutely not the case. Indeed, using radix 2 and an unbounded exponent range, the computation of the square root of the square of a floating...More
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