The current format for encoding floating point numbers does not allow for
compression in the way the format for integer numbers does. I understand
this, since the IEEE formats do not offer a means to compress their numbers.
There is another floating point format called unum
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unum_(number_format)). This format allows
for compression and more precisely represents the final number, for a given
I bring this up as a suggestion to get even more compression into the
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