[LAD] Ardour session archiver (Was: new lossless/lossy audio compressor)

Paul Winkler pw_lists at slinkp.com
Wed Aug 1 18:12:41 UTC 2007

On Wed, Aug 01, 2007 at 10:45:59AM -0700, Gregory Alan Hildstrom wrote:
> Are there any wav/audio programs out there that use the full float range of 3.4e+/-38? It seems to
> me that this larger range would use more of the 32 bits.

That's not how float works.  *Any* floating point number uses the full
precision of all 32 bits (or 64, or whatever). This is because the
radix point (like decimal point, but binary) can be anywhere.

What you're saying would be true of fixed-point numbers.



Paul Winkler

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