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Common problems (FAQ).

There are a number of questions about floating point which are regularly asked on the Linux and other newsgroups. Frequently asked questions and answers.

IEEE Floating Point

There are IEEE standards for floating point. There are good points and bad points to these standards on Linux.

An Intel FPU emulator

I am the author and maintainer of an FPU emulator for the Intel 80x86 architecture. This emulator is a (optional) standard part of Linux, and is available for DJGPP and *BSD. I have placed some information on the emulator, including information on bugs, here.


There is some software available which is useful in connection with floating point computation:

Software for the Linux operating system.

You can down-load some floating-point related software for Linux here:

Other useful sites.