floating-point package

floating-point package

[¦flōd·iŋ ¦pȯint ′pak·ij]
(computer science)
A program which enables a computer to perform arithmetic operations when such capabilities are not wired into the computer. Also known as floating-point routine.
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For example, for existing multiprecision floating-point packages such as Brent [1978], Moshier [1989], Smith [1991], Bailey [1995], Batut et al.

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