Practical numerical methods

by Nikolai V. Shokhirev

See also Data processing


I am not going to compete with numerous books on numerical analysis. There are also a lot of good tutorials on the Internet.

This article gives some basics of the floating-point arithmetic supported by practical examples, recipes and tricks. This work was inspired by the excellent book by George E. Forsythe, Michael A. Malcolm, and Cleve B. Moler. Some of my own examples were replaced with similar examples from this book.


Test projects for Borland's C++Builder 6 and Delphi 7 are available for download.   

I am going to add more examples and tricks when they are ready for publication.

Floating-point arithmetics

Numerical experiments

   Work in progress, please check later again ...


  1. Computer Methods for Mathematical Computations, by George E. Forsythe, Michael A. Malcolm, and Cleve B. Moler, Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1977.
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