A Software Implementation of the IEEE 754R Decimal Floating-Point Arithmetic Using the Binary Encoding Format

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Provided by: University of Wisconsin
Topic: Hardware
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The IEEE Standard 754-1985 for binary floating-point arithmetic was revised, and an important addition is the definition of decimal floating-point arithmetic. This is intended mainly to provide a robust, reliable framework for financial applications that are often subject to legal requirements concerning rounding and precision of the results, because the binary floating-point arithmetic may introduce small but unacceptable errors. Using binary floating-point calculations to emulate decimal calculations in order to correct this issue has led to the existence of numerous proprietary software packages, each with its own characteristics and capabilities.
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