A quick summary of IEEE 754 Notation:
The Problem - How can you write a floating-point
number in a form that the computer can understand?
A Solution - It's easier than you might suspect.
The Messy Details
Examples using ugly numbers:
Float -> IEEE
IEEE -> Float
A nice Java
applet that converts floating point to single-precision IEEE 754
form. (Courtesy of WPI)
Coming Soon: Jon Mathews' conversion programs (TI BASIC)
By: S. Orley, J.
Last Modified: 9 October 2000
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