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HP-17BII Precision: Epsilon - W. Bruce Maguire II - 09-24-2001 Calculating Epsilon on the HP-17BII
I wrote a program to compute 'Epsilon' which---in computational context---means the
I first wrote a traditional "Epsilon" equation for the HP-17BII, but I Binary Floating-Point Epsilon algorithm---INCORRECT for HP-17BII:
Epsilon = 1;
Below is the HP-17BII equation. Please note that in the listing below Binary-Coded-Decimal equation for the HP-17BII:
EPSILON: 0*L(E:1)*
The extra code concerning the "OLDE" variable is just to make sure |