Unum numbers

Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1@netscape.net>
Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:29:21 +0200

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From: Hans-Peter Diettrich <DrDiettrich1@netscape.net>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 10:29:21 +0200
Organization: Compilers Central
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Keywords: arithmetic, question
Posted-Date: 12 Apr 2018 11:14:55 EDT

A friend just pointed me to the Universal Number formats, which may have
been subject to the IEEE 754 thread. Before I tweet my own thoughts
here, I'd like to hear more about the practice of Unum numbers. From
theory the Unum formats try to increase the number precision (around
1.0) and range (towards 0 and Inf). What are these attempts worth in
real life?


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