MSP bit structure


    Feb 02 2006 | 1:30 pm
    Where can I find a discussion of the floating point bit stucture.
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    • Feb 03 2006 | 1:32 am
      Or take my word for it that it is SXXXXXXX XMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM MMMMMMMM
      where S is the sign bit, X is the exponent, and M is the mantissa, as
      you wrote.
      What is it that you are interested in discussing?
      -Jonathan
    • Feb 03 2006 | 9:52 am
      You left out the business of the implicit high-order bit of the
      mantissa.
      There are approximately 1,800,000 sites on the Web documenting this
      information, although they may be a little tricky to find until you
      have the magic incantation "IEEE"
      will give you plenty to
      read. Today the fifth entry on the first page of hits is the Wikipedia
      article, which is where I would start:
      "IEEE
      floating-point standard."
      There are also quite a few threads on this in the list archives. Seek
      and ye shall find. Ask and it shall be given, but seek first.
      Good luck,
      Peter
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    • Feb 03 2006 | 6:07 pm
      i got the IEEE reference from Jonathan's paper
      & downloaded the specs
      thanks for the wiki reference
      haven't had a chance to wade in yet
      thanx for the Luck wish
      i am sure i will need it
      happy tunes
      don
      it takes all of us