For those who may be unfamiliar with IEEE 754, it is the standard that the vast majority of computers use to store floating-point numbers. There are about 100 questions on this site about converting numbers to IEEE 754 format. (I realize that, on a site with 300k questions, this is a very small number, but even so...)
I would like to suggest that questions asking for help on converting a number to IEEE 754 form should be off topic. Why? My reasons are as follows:
- Questions asking about high-level concepts of IEEE 754 would be a better fit on Programmers or SO.
- Questions asking "how do I convert [some particular number] to IEEE 754" are typically low-effort, hit-and-run questions. Also, there are numerous online tools for performing this conversion.
- IEEE 754 conversion isn't really a mathematical topic (unlike numerical-analysis); rather, it's about adhering to a particular industry specification.
If this gains support, then the appropriate response to a question asking to convert some number into IEEE 754 format would be closed as "not about math, as defined in the help center."