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Re: Conflation
Posted:
Mar 16, 2014 7:04 PM



When your son spirals back through here, in the realm of estimation and permitted "fuzziness" may I recommend unittesting?
We're big on TDD in my school which is akin to "checking your work".
Those us interested in why some languages get popular, then all of a sudden die, might learn from this storytelling:
http://youtu.be/YX3iRjKj7C0
In my classes we look at almostEqual and almostNotEqual as tests wherein you set the tolerance, and use floating point numbers.
I'm using a library called PyUnit but it's based on a library called JUnit.
Something strong enough to cross the language barrier must be something worth its salt.
We're also in the realm of logs (as in logarithms and "powers of 10" per the famous movie).
http://youtu.be/38ti9BJiyvs (original classic from which derives a whole genre)
http://scalometer.com/
When dimensions are bigger by an order of magnitude, so might errors be, yet remain within tolerance.
The sun weighs soandso many times as the Earth, within how many Earths? Mas o meno?
Kirby
On Sat, Mar 15, 2014 at 11:22 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote:
> .... And this was where things got dicey. Multimeters automatically > change their scale according to the magnitude of the measurement. >



