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yg17
Jan 28, 2007, 01:11 PM
My professor for my computing internals class is a worthless prick and can't teach anything in a coherent manner. And I suppose worthless teachers choose worthless textbooks because our book has 1 whole page dedicated to this concept and not a single example :rolleyes: Can someone recommend a good site that explains step by step on converting floating points to and from binary? I looked it up on Wikipedia, and it has examples, but it doesn't actually explain anything, kinda like my teacher. Something that has a ton of examples and step by step instructions would be handy. Thanks.



Eraserhead
Jan 28, 2007, 01:34 PM
Well these (www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/~snazar/FP.pdf) are the lecture notes I have on the subject, I dunno how useful they will be.

If you put the Mac Calculator into Programmer mode (View==>Programmer) it displays the binary version of a number.

yg17
Jan 28, 2007, 02:00 PM
Well these (www.maths.warwick.ac.uk/~snazar/FP.pdf) are the lecture notes I have on the subject, I dunno how useful they will be.

If you put the Mac Calculator into Programmer mode (View==>Programmer) it displays the binary version of a number.


Thanks, those notes should be helpful.

butaro
Jan 28, 2007, 02:01 PM
I totally forget how to do it because i did it first semester and that was 2 years ago lol. wow i feel bad
edit: heres actually a decent site
http://users.dickinson.edu/~braught/courses/cs251f02/classes/notes26.html

MrFrankly
Jan 28, 2007, 02:11 PM
http://docs.sun.com/source/806-3568/ncg_goldberg.html - all the information you'll probably need about floating point numbers :)