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Re: Roman arithmetic
Posted:
Dec 16, 1996 6:39 PM


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



