(1) A number added to the binary exponent of a floating-point number so that the exponent field will always be positive. The bias is subtracted when the floating-point value is evaluated. (2) The number of bits to the right of a binary point in a fixed point number See also: gxColorValue, fixed-point number
In a floating-point representation, a value that is subtracted from the represented exponent to get the actual exponent. For single-precision formats, the bias is 127; for double-precision formats, it is 1023; for quad-precision formats, it is 16383. See also biased representation.
Part of the numerical representation used to interpret a fixed-point number. Along with the slope, the bias forms the scaling of the number. Fixed-point numbers can be represented as where the slope can be expressed as See also fixed-point representation, fractional slope, integer, scaling, slope, [Slope Bias