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Re: Floating-point formats and standards



That's very informative summary.

From: "Bradd W. Szonye" <bradd+srfi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Floating-point formats and standards
Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 04:22:27 -0800

> Bradd W. Szonye wrote:
> > New name    Sig   Exp   Old name   Currently implemented by
> > 
> > binary16     11     5

Just a note.  Currently, 16-bit binary floating-point numbers
(called half floats) getting wider use in images; graphics
processors directly deals with them, and ILM's OpenEXR image
format stores values in them.

It may be too early to consider them in this srfi, but I can
imagine I'd like to have uniform arrays of binary16 some day.

--shiro