Issue No. 12 - December (1971 vol. 20)
It is well known that there is a possible tradeoff in the binary representation of floating-point numbers in which one bit of accuracy can be gained at the cost of halving the exponent range, and vice versa. A way in which the exponent range can be greatly increased while preserving full accuracy for most computations is suggested.
Acuracy, exponent range, floating point, number representation.
R. Morris, "Tapered Floating Point: A New Floating-Point Representation," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 20, no. , pp. 1578-1579, 1971.