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Re: What is this principle called: "I' send data in my UOMand

  • From: Frank Richards <frank@therichards.org>
  • To: "Costello, Roger L." <costello@mitre.org>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:36:09 -0400

Re:  What is this principle called: "I' send data in my UOMand
1. I'd bet Walter rather than Len.

2. My swag at the best choice would be the textual equivalent of single precision IEEE floating point. At this late date, any system that uses something besides IEEE floating point is strictly legacy. Depending on what the community was about, double precision might be necessary. However I'm so old that back in slide rule days I had many a professor talk at length about the difference between precision and accuracy. The number of applications where the accuracy requires double precision remains very small.

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM, Costello, Roger L. <costello@mitre.org> wrote:
Hi Folks,

Suppose that every member in a community is required to exchange data using one unit of measure....

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