Date: Dec 16, 1996 6:39 PM
Author: Michael Deakin
Subject: Re: Roman arithmetic

A few very brief remarks on Roman computation.

1. Menninger has some remarks on the abacus and mentions 2 extant
examples of which one is illustrated.

2. Algorithms that *could* be applied to Roman numerals are given
in: (a) Archive, Vol 15 (1975)
and (b) Monthly, Vol 88 (1981).

3. I have seen other such articles -- a long time ago. However when
I tried to trace them I drew a blank.

4. It is not difficult to derive other algorithms and computation is
not hard once one practices.

Mike Deakin