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Q (number Format) - Characteristics
... Q format numbers are (notionally) fixed point numbers (but not actually a number itself) that is, they are stored and operated upon as regular binary ... signed integers), thus allowing standard integer hardware/ALU to perform rational number calculations ... The number of integer bits, fractional bits and the underlying word size are to be chosen by the programmer on an application-specific basis — the programmer's choices of the ...
IBM 700/7000 Series - Scientific Architecture (704/709/7090/7094) - Data Formats
... Numbers were 36 bits long, both fixed point and floating point ... (See Why 36 bits?) Fixed point numbers were stored in binary sign/magnitude format ... Single precision floating point numbers had a magnitude sign, an 8-bit excess-128 exponent and a 29 bit magnitude Double precision floating point numbers, introduced on the 7094, had a magnitude ...
IBM 7090 - Instruction and Data Formats
... Fixed point numbers were stored in binary sign/magnitude format ... Single precision floating point numbers had a magnitude sign, an eight-bit excess-128 exponent and a 27-bit magnitude Double precision floating point numbers, introduced on the 7094, had a ... The double precision number was stored in memory in an even-odd pair of consecutive words the sign and exponent in the second word were ignored when the number was used as an operand ...

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