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From "Adrien Grand (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Resolved] (LUCENE-7289) Half floats
Date Mon, 23 May 2016 09:20:12 GMT

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Adrien Grand resolved LUCENE-7289.
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       Resolution: Fixed
    Fix Version/s: master (7.0)
                   6.1

Pushed to the sandbox. 

> Half floats
> -----------
>
>                 Key: LUCENE-7289
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LUCENE-7289
>             Project: Lucene - Core
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Adrien Grand
>            Assignee: Adrien Grand
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 6.1, master (7.0)
>
>         Attachments: LUCENE-7289.patch, LUCENE-7289.patch
>
>
> When it comes to indexing floating-point data, doubles and floats are quite space-intensive
even though full precision is rarely needed. So maybe we should consider exposing half floats?
> Half floats have 5 bits for the exponent and 11 bits (including the implicit bit) for
the mantissa so the minimum value is ~6x10&#08;^−8^, the maximum is 65504 and they can
represent all integers between -2048 and 2048 accurately.



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