# Beastly Numbers

• Published in 1996
In the collection
It seems unlikely that two computers, designed by different people 1800 miles apart, would be upset in the same way by the same two floating-point numbers 65535... and 4294967295... , but it has happened.

### BibTeX entry

@misc{Kahan,
title = {Beastly Numbers},
author = {Kahan, W},
url = {http://www.cs.berkeley.edu/{\~{}}wkahan/tests/numbeast.ps},
urldate = {2012-09-05},
abstract = {It seems unlikely that two computers, designed by different people 1800 miles apart, would be upset in the same way by the same two floating-point numbers 65535... and 4294967295... , but it has happened.},
comment = {},
collections = {Basically computer science},
year = 1996
}