https://wiki.openmod-initiative.org/index.php?title=Double_Precision&feed=atom&action=historyDouble Precision - Revision history2022-01-21T16:41:42ZRevision history for this page on the wikiMediaWiki 1.19.7https://wiki.openmod-initiative.org/index.php?title=Double_Precision&diff=10746&oldid=prevLilly Schoen: Created page with "{{GlossaryTermTemp |SubtermOf=floating-point format |Definition=1. That is a floating-point number with more precision than a single-precision number. A double-precision numbe..."2017-11-02T13:04:37Z<p>Created page with "{{GlossaryTermTemp |SubtermOf=floating-point format |Definition=1. That is a floating-point number with more precision than a single-precision number. A double-precision numbe..."</p>
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|Definition=1. That is a floating-point number with more precision than a single-precision number. A double-precision number uses twice as many bits as a regular floating-point number. For example, if a single-precision number requires 32 bits, its double-precision counterpart will be 64 bits long. The extra bits increase not only the precision but also the range of magnitudes that can be represented. Most computers use a standard format known as the IEEE.<br />
2. Double-precision floating-point format is a computer number format that occupies 8 bytes (64 bits) in computer memory and represents a wide, dynamic range of values by using a floating point. It usually refers to binary64, as specified by the IEEE 754 standard, not to the 64-bit decimal format decimal64. <br />
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