Found 5 comments on HN
daly · 2019-04-09 · Original thread
Are they planning to implement "The End of Error" (https://www.amazon.com/End-Error-Computing-Chapman-Computati...) algorithms?
fpoling · 2016-04-02 · Original thread
The original unum proposal is in [1] which was very interesting read. This is a newer version of the format that replaces NaN with a notion of an empty set and represents 1/x exactly. Rather splendid!

[1] http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Error-Computing-Computational/...

An interview with Gustafson: http://insidehpc.com/2015/03/slidecast-john-gustafson-explai...

His book on Unums: http://www.amazon.com/End-Error-Computing-Chapman-Computatio...

IEEE floating point is an absolute disaster, so I hope this works out.

From the reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/2ckk5u/unum_a_...

natosaichek · 2016-02-24 · Original thread
I look forward to the end of the float / double.

Having variable-sized mantissa and exponent fields, along with error tracking, we'll get rid of that baloney for real.

http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cs/files/2013/03/Right-SizingPreci... http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Error-Computing-Computational/...

trsohmers · 2015-08-10 · Original thread
The End of Error (http://www.amazon.com/The-End-Error-Computing-Computational/...) is the book describing them in great detail... I'm working with John to put together a publicly accessible wiki, which I hope will be up in the next month or two. That being said, the book is worth having.

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