In a comment following my post about half-precision arithmetic, "Raj C" asked how the parameters for IEEE Standard 754 floating point arithmetic were chosen. I replied that I didn't know but would try to find out. I called emeritus U. C. Berkeley Professor W. (Velvel) Kahan, who was the principle architect of 754. Here is what I learned.... read more >>

# Floating Point Arithmetic Before IEEE 754 1

Posted by **Cleve Moler**,

**Category:**- Numerical Analysis,
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