(j3.2006) Retro cool to go with your Fortran compiler

Jerry Wagener jerry
Wed Dec 15 15:14:36 EST 2010

Ahhh... that's great, Van (pretty tough to carry around on your belt, though :).    -Jerry

On Dec 15, 2010, at 2:09 PM, Van Snyder wrote:

> On Wed, 2010-12-15 at 04:58 -0800, Jerry Wagener wrote:
>> alas, one can compute with it to only about two significant figures
>> (in some cases you can interpolate close to three significant figures)
>> - guess that was good enough for much early engineering work. 
> There was an observatory in Germany that had a 20-meter slide rule with
> a magnifying cursor.  It was reputedly good for six digits.
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