1 edition of **The statistical theory of relative errors in floating-point computation** found in the catalog.

The statistical theory of relative errors in floating-point computation

D. Stott Parker

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Published
**1976** by Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Urbana .

Written in English

- Floating-point arithmetic,
- Roundoff errors

**Edition Notes**

Statement | by Douglass Stott Parker, jr |

Series | Report - Dept. of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ; no. UIUCDCS-R-76-787, Report (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Computer Science) -- no. 787. |

The Physical Object | |
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Pagination | 62 p. ; |

Number of Pages | 62 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL25495817M |

OCLC/WorldCa | 2370126 |

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