Base Conversion Report from Vern Pa

Found at: ftp.icm.edu.pl:70/packages/netlib/fp/testbase

To: validgh!numeric-interest@uunet.UU.NET
Subject: Re: Base Conversion Report from Vern Paxson
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 91 15:23:55 PDT
From: Vern Paxson <vern@horse.ee.lbl.gov>

David Hough wrote:

> Vern did a base conversion test program as a class project for Kahan this
> spring ...

He is being too modest.  I would like to clarify that David wrote the bulk
of the program.  I added an implementation of the algorithm for finding
"worst-case" inputs that was developed by Tim Peters and appeared on this
list a few months back.  I then ran the program on a number of different
machines and summarize in the paper results for tests of single and double

ftp.ee.lbl.gov (  Retrieve testbase.tar.Z (140KB) and
testbase-report.ps.Z (117KB), using binary mode.