Accession Number:

AD0765168

Title:

On the Distribution of Significant Digits and Round-Off Errors.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Generalized logarithmic law is derived for the distribution of the first t significant digits of a random digital integer. This result is then used to determine the distribution of the round-off errors in floating-point operations, which is a mixture of uniform and reciprocal distributions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE