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Old 10-10-2001
precision getting?

I need to find out the precision on a solaris machine using the unix terminal.
How do I find this out?

Specifics needed:
How are single precision numbers represented (8 or 16 bit)
How are double precision numbers represented (16 or 32 bit)
How are they stored. ( some computers store numbers with more bits than they print out)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-10-2001
Sun uses IEEE standard floating point numbers. Standard Precision is 32 bits and double precision is 64 bits. There is also long double which is 128 bits on a sparc but only 80 bits if solaris is running on an intel.

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