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Re: round-half-to-even problem.

Subject: Re: round-half-to-even problem.
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 14:57:33 +0000
Re:  round-half-to-even problem.
On 24/01/2011 14:48, G. Ken Holman wrote:

... which rounds the third digit to the second digit simply, where "5" goes to the ceiling (a negative number gets smaller, a positive number gets bigger).

which of course is an arbitrary rule leading on average figures being reported with too large a magnitude, the round to half even rule rounds half up or down, depending, so aims to reduce this statistical imbalance, so you might want to use it anyway, even for presentation purposes.


david


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