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float

Create a MATLAB structure describing a floating-point data type

Syntax

Description

float('single') returns a MATLAB structure that describes the data type of an IEEE single (32 total bits, 8 exponent bits).

float('double') returns a MATLAB structure that describes the data type of an IEEE double (64 total bits, 11 exponent bits).

float(TotalBits, ExpBits) returns a MATLAB structure that describes a nonstandard floating-point data type that mimics the IEEE style. That is, the numbers are normalized with a hidden leading one for all exponents except the smallest possible exponent. However, the largest possible exponent might not be treated as a flag for Inf's and NaN's.

float is automatically called when a floating point number is specified in a block dialog box.

Example

Define a nonstandard, IEEE-style, floating-point data type with 31 total bits (excluding the hidden leading one) and 9 exponent bits.

See Also

sfix, sfrac, sint, ufix, ufrac, uint


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