Floating Point Survey

Prescience Lab

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Northwestern University

We are investigating how floating point arithmetic issues affect software development of all kinds. Floating point arithmetic is extremely commonplace and occurs in most software. If you have used non-integral values in a program, you have probably used floating point, even if you are not aware of the term.

As part of our research effort, we would like to ask you to take a survey on your experiences with, and understanding of, floating point arithmetic. If you program in any way, or manage those who do, we are interested in your perspective. The survey is anonymous and will most likely only require about 10 minutes of your time.

The survey can be found at https://goo.gl/forms/3JnerFD6TGcvd6s82 (Google Forms Link).

Thank you for your time.

Peter Dinda, Professor, Northwestern EECS
Conor Hetland, PhD Student, Northwestern EECS