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Thursday, September 24 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Demystifying Floating Point Numbers

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Every day we develop software that relies on math while we often overlook the importance of understanding the implications of using our IEEE floats. From the often cited “floating point error” to unstable algorithms, this talk will explain the importance of floats, understanding their storage, the impact of the IEEE floats on math, and designing algorithms better. Finally, the talk will conclude with a quick case study of storing time for games and simulations.

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John Farrier

Chief Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
John Farrier is a software engineer, researcher, and musician. He designs software architectures for military modeling and simulation activities. His projects support efforts across the U.S. Department of Defense ranging from lab-based experimental software to fielded software on... Read More →

Thursday September 24, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
McClintock (404) Meydenbauer Center

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