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Problem 1165. Convert double scalar to half-precision floating point (IEEE 754r)

Created by Tom

Use MATLAB to convert a scalar double into a half-precision floating point. The return value should be a uint16.

The half-precision floating point format is specified here, and is the source for much of the test suite:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-precision_floating-point_format

This is an implementation in C if you want some inspiration to get started:

http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/23173-ieee-754r-half-precision-floating-point-converter

As other problems related to half-precision are added, I will try to link them here.

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Last solution submitted on Nov 23, 2013

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