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English translation: floating point numbers

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Swedish term or phrase:flyttal
English translation:floating point numbers
Entered by: Sven Petersson
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15:25 Sep 28, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
Swedish term or phrase: flyttal
In a software program for computer programmers:

"Attribut har en typ som antingen kan vara en typad med sådant som heltal, flyttal och sträng eller med en egendefinierad klass exempelvis datum eller personnummer."
David Rumsey
floating point numbers
Explanation:
A term used in the computer science to describe a number which is partly defined by a whole number (say 5) and partly by an exponent (say 2 to the power of 3). The "flyttal" would in this trivial case be 5*2**3=5*8=40. The floating point numbers are in reality only used for VERY large or VERY small numbers (which otherwise could not be hanled by the computer).
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nafloating pointPaul DeVries
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34 mins
floating point numbers


Explanation:
A term used in the computer science to describe a number which is partly defined by a whole number (say 5) and partly by an exponent (say 2 to the power of 3). The "flyttal" would in this trivial case be 5*2**3=5*8=40. The floating point numbers are in reality only used for VERY large or VERY small numbers (which otherwise could not be hanled by the computer).

Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 18:56
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8077

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Paul DeVries
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9 hrs
floating point


Explanation:
see other answer for explanation
Note that "floating point" should be sufficient in the translated text.
"... integer, floating point or string, ...."


Paul DeVries
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Local time: 18:56
PRO pts in pair: 23
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