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Reference: ANSI/IEEE Standard 754-1985, Standard for Binary Floating Point Arithmetic

IEEE 754; the floating point standard developed by the IEEE and supported by virtually all microprocessors today (other than those which don't do FP at all). JavaLanguage requires IEEE 754 semantics for its "float" and "double" types (though newer versions of JavaLanguage have relaxed this requirement somewhat at the behest of the NumericalAnalysis community).

Despite its ubiquity; IEEE 754 is the frequent target of barbs from numerical analysts who find various reasons to despise its semantics.

IEEE 754 has the following properties:


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