Fixed point matrix representation considered harmful

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Wed Mar 19 08:10:57 PDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 08:52:10PM -0700, Keith Packard wrote:
> I propose that we add the ability to transmit matrices across the wire
> in floating point form, and that we store them internally in the server
> in floating point form.

What guaranties do you want to put on precision for the
*implementation*? Is the server free to use any floating point data type
it wants to use?


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