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2) Do we really need tables anymore? Remember we certainly do not need or use trig tables anymore yet when scientific calculators first came out many argued that trig tables were essential. Are there some types of statistics questions which can only be approached if you understand table look up????
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No. At an advanced level one can learn where the numbers in the table came from, but until then you are getting numbers out of a black box, and it doesn't matter if the black box is made of woodpulp and ink or plastic and silicon.
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