https://wiki.openmod-initiative.org/index.php?title=Double_Precision&feed=atom&action=history Double Precision - Revision history 2020-02-25T23:54:46Z Revision history for this page on the wiki MediaWiki 1.19.7 https://wiki.openmod-initiative.org/index.php?title=Double_Precision&diff=10746&oldid=prev Lilly 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 &quot;{{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...&quot;</p> <p><b>New page</b></p><div>{{GlossaryTermTemp<br /> |SubtermOf=floating-point format<br /> |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 /> |Sources=1 http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/double_precision.html (1.); https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-precision_floating-point_format (2.)<br /> }}<br /> Author: Laura Saupe</div> Lilly Schoen