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Re^2: Bad math (tweak)

by ikegami (Pope)
on Dec 01, 2011 at 23:39 UTC ( #941196=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Bad math (tweak)
in thread Bad math

It's not the sign bit that's included, it's the implied leading bit (0 when e==0, 1 when e!=0).

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Re^3: Bad math (tweak)
by tye (Sage) on Dec 01, 2011 at 23:44 UTC

    Oh, right. Thanks! So that makes it 0.95 digits of "room". (Still clearly not enough, IMHO.)

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