while storing the value 1.111 in a float variable the value stored and printed is 1.1109999. why is this loss of data or sometimes the gain of data?.

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Hi! I have a decimal number (e.g 6433) and would like to see the process of converting this to IEEE short real floating point format! Any help is appreciated ;)

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I'm in the midst of developing a Python toolset for some proprietary hardware used at NOAO. The code has to write a series of EEPROMS in the hardware to determine conversion factors for hardware attributes. The EEPROM format is 2048 32-bit words each word represents the slope, intercept, minimum or maximum value for one of the hardware attributes. What goes into the EEPROM needs to be the binary representation in IEEE 32 bit format for the conversion factor since the eeprom is read by a 'C' program. I could write the EEPROM from a 'C' routine but I was hoping …

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[URL="http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/08/01/ieee-approves-faster-firewire"]The Inquirer[/URL] reports that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has formally approved a 3.2Gbps supporting Firewire specification which goes by the catchy name of IEEE 1394-2008. As well as that amazingly fast rate, IEEE 1394-2008 also supports full backwards compatibility with both S400 and S800 ports and is perfectly capable of connecting as many as 63 hot swappable peripherals in a tree format. Which will pretty much make this the fastest game in town, at least until 2010 when Universal Serial Bus 3.0 is due to make an appearance. A very fast appearance at that, which will …

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