The Subjectivity of Computers






Jean-François COLONNA
www.lactamme.polytechnique.fr
jean-francois.colonna@polytechnique.edu
CMAP (Centre de Mathématiques APpliquées) UMR CNRS 7641, Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France
france telecom, France Telecom R&D

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(published in Communications of the ACM, volume 36, number 8, 08/1993)


Abstract: Real numbers do not exist in a computer. Ignoring this fact can lead to erroneous results when using floating point computations.


Keywords: Rounding-off Errors, Real Numbers, Floating Point Computations.



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