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Re: Unpacking extended-double precision floats

by Fengor (Pilgrim)
on Nov 29, 2006 at 18:10 UTC ( #586772=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Unpacking extended-double precision floats

I have found a site about floating points on pentium chips which lists a mantissa of 64 bits for extended double precision which would leave 15 bits for the exponent and 1 for the sign bit. maybe that helps you in reading it.

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Re^2: Unpacking extended-double precision floats
by herveus (Parson) on Nov 29, 2006 at 18:40 UTC
    Howdy!

    That's a minimum size implementation of the format. If I have to do it myself, I'll be referring to that.

    yours,
    Michael

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