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Double-Rounding and Implications for Numeric Computations

By Cleve Moler, MathWorks

The MATLAB® eps function returns the distance from 1.0 to the next largest double-precision number.

In this article, published in 1990, Cleve Moler uses this value to explore the concepts of extended precision and double-rounding in numeric computations.

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Published 1990 - 92037v00