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Small-data computing: correct calculator arithmetic

Article by Hans-J. Boehm
  • Published in 2017
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Rounding errors are usually avoidable, and sometimes we can afford to avoid them.

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Description of how the built-in Android calculator uses constructive real numbers to avoid rounding errors.

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Smalldatacomputingcorrectcalculatorarithmetic
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article
date_added
2020-01-13
date_published
2017-09-14

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@article{Smalldatacomputingcorrectcalculatorarithmetic,
	key = {Smalldatacomputingcorrectcalculatorarithmetic},
	type = {article},
	title = {Small-data computing: correct calculator arithmetic},
	author = {Hans-J.  Boehm},
	abstract = {Rounding errors are usually avoidable, and sometimes we can afford to avoid them.},
	comment = {Description of how the built-in Android calculator uses constructive real numbers to avoid rounding errors.},
	date_added = {2020-01-13},
	date_published = {2017-09-14},
	urls = {https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/2911981},
	collections = {Basically computer science,Unusual arithmetic},
	url = {https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/2911981},
	year = 2017,
	urldate = {2020-01-13}
}